Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Man with the Gun in this well-paced western is played by Robert Mitchum. A notorious gunslinger, Mitchum has been hired by a group of concerned citizens to restore law and order to the wide-open town of Sheridan City. Before long, however, Mitchum holds the community in a grip of terror, behaving like a Law Unto Himself. So: Is the star of the film actually the villain of the piece? A last-reel plot twist effectively answers that question. Though Robert Mitchum dominates the proceedings, Man with the Gun also includes some good supporting work by Jan Sterling as Mitchum's saloon-gal wife, Henry Hull as an ageing marshal, John Lupton as an honest young farmer, and Emile Meyer as the town's leading citizen.
abandonment, affection, bad-guy, claim-jumpers, conflict, courage, cowboy, good-guy, homestead, land, land-scheme, land-war, lawman, leader, outlaw [Western], peace, protection, ranch, ruthlessness, search, sheriff, town, weapons, wife, man