The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

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    • The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)

      THE STRANGER WORE A GUN

      DIRECTED BY ANDRE DE TOTH
      PRODUCED BY RANDOLPH SCOTT/HARRY JOE BROWN
      A SCOTT-BROWN PRODUCTION
      COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION

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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Having been a spy for Quantrill's raiders during the Civil War,
      Jeff Travis thinking himself a wanted man, flees to Prescott Arizona
      where he runs into Jules Mourret who knows of his past.
      He takes a job on the stage line that Mourret is trying to steal gold from.
      When Mourret's men kill a friend of his he sets out to get Mourret and his men.
      When his plan to have another gang get Mourret fails, he has to go after them himself.
      Written by Maurice VanAuken

      Cast
      Randolph Scott ... Jeff Travis
      Claire Trevor ... Josie Sullivan
      Joan Weldon Joan Weldon ...
      Shelby Conroy
      George Macready ... Jules Mourret
      Alfonso Bedoya ... Degas
      Lee Marvin ... Dan Kurth
      Ernest Borgnine ... Bull Slager
      Pierre Watkin ... Jason Conroy
      Joseph Vitale ... Shorty
      Clem Bevans ... Jim Martin
      and many more...

      Directed
      André De Toth ... (as Andre De Toth)

      Writing Credits
      Kenneth Gamet ... (screenplay)
      John W. Cunningham ... (based upon"Yankee Gold" by) (as John M. Cunningham)

      Produced
      Harry Joe Brown ... producer
      Randolph Scott ... associate producer

      Music
      Mischa Bakaleinikoff ... (uncredited)

      Cinematography
      Lester White ... director of photography (as Lester H. White

      Trivia
      Originally photographed in 3-D, but often only exhibited in flat prints after its initial first and second run engagements.

      In a separately filmed trailer, Randolph Scott talks to the audience about the film and about Three Dimension.

      Goofs
      Anachronisms
      When Travis arrives in Prescott, power lines are visible in the background.

      Quote
      Shelby Conroy: This town is a disgrace to everyone in it.

      Filming Locations
      Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California, USA
      Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Whitney Portal, Lone Pine, California, USA

      Watch the Movie

      [extendedmedia]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbRAprQ5xqw[/extendedmedia]
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • The Stranger Wore a Gun is a 1953 Technicolor Western film directed by
      Andre DeToth, and starring Randolph Scott and Claire Trevor.

      Based on the short story "Yankee Gold" by John W. Cunningham,
      the film is about a former spy who moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery,
      but reconsiders and decides to change his life.

      The film is one of the first 3-D western movies; it earned an estimated $1.6 million
      at the North American box office in 1953.

      The supporting cast features Joan Weldon,
      George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine.

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      User Review

      Average Western
      23 January 2010 | by Claudio Carvalho (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

      cluadio wrote:

      During the American Civil War, the Quantrill's raiders use the spy Jeff Travis (Randolph Scott) to plunder the city of Lawrence, in Kansas, and Travis leaves Quantrill when he sees the massacre of the town. After the war, Travis believes that he is a wanted man and he heads to Prescott, in Arizona, to start a new life. However, the powerful Jules Mourret (George Macready), who apparently is a businessman but actually is the leader of a gang of thieves, knows his past and forges documents with a fake identity to give a job in the local Conroy Stage and Freighter Line. Mourret is unsuccessful trying to steal the money and gold transported by the company but is frequently lured by Jason Conroy (Pierre Watkin); he intends to use Travis to get inside information about the transportation of gold. When one of Mourret's men kills the driver of the wagon, Travis schemes a plan to get rid of the gang.


      "The Stranger Wore a Gun" is only an average Western and is disappointing considering the names of Randolph Scott, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine in the cast. The story is weird and the motives of the ambiguous character performed by Randolph Scott are absolutely confused, but in the end this movie entertains. My vote is six.

      Title (Brazil): "O Pistoleiro" ("The Gunman")
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England