Requiem for a Gunfighter (1965)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this western, a gunfighter finds himself mistaken for a judge when he journeys to a beleaguered town that is under the oppressive influence of an outlaw and his evil gang. One couple knows the gunslinger's true avocation and they talk him into working as a lawman and putting one of the crooks on trial. Things go well until one of the outlaws recognizes him and tells all during the trial. This leads to a classic showdown in which the gunfighter shoots the gun from the villain's hand. He then discards his own weapon and literally rides off into the sunset to pursue a more peaceful life.

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arrest, citizen, conflict, couple, duel, gangster, going-straight, gunfighter, henchman, identity, impersonation, justice, killing, lawman, mistaken-identity, one-against-odds, outlaw [Western], peace, secret-identity, shoot-out, small-town, townspeople, trial [courtroom], weapons