The Gambler Wore a Gun (1961)

67 mins | Western | 1961

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Producer:

Robert E. Kent

Cinematographer:

Floyd Crosby

Editor:

Kenneth Crane

Production Designer:

Serge Krizman

Production Company:

Zenith Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The picture is a loose remake of the 1954 United Artists release, The Lone Gun (see entry), written by Don Martin and Richard Schayer from a story by L. L. Foreman, who is also credited as story writer on The Gambler Wore a Gun.
       Theatrical release took place on 29 Mar 1961 in Los Angeles, CA, where the film played at multiple venues as the second entry on a double bill with The Alamo (1960, see entry). Likewise, The Gambler Wore a Gun played after Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961, see entry) on a double bill in San Francisco, CA, beginning the week of 26 Jun ... More Less

The picture is a loose remake of the 1954 United Artists release, The Lone Gun (see entry), written by Don Martin and Richard Schayer from a story by L. L. Foreman, who is also credited as story writer on The Gambler Wore a Gun.
       Theatrical release took place on 29 Mar 1961 in Los Angeles, CA, where the film played at multiple venues as the second entry on a double bill with The Alamo (1960, see entry). Likewise, The Gambler Wore a Gun played after Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961, see entry) on a double bill in San Francisco, CA, beginning the week of 26 Jun 1961. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
4 Apr 1961
p. 3.
Daily Variety
28 Jun 1961
p. 3.
Los Angeles Times
29 Mar 1961
Section A, p. 8.
Variety
12 Apr 1961
p. 8, 10.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1961
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 29 March 1961
San Francisco opening: week of 26 June 1961
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Honest gambler Case Silverthorn purchases a ranch by mail, only to learn that the seller was lynched before the deed was recorded. Unable to take immediate possession, Case decides to help the dead man's daughter, Sharon, and son, Jud, who have no knowledge of the transaction. While working as a card dealer in the local saloon, he discovers that his ranch is being used by saloon owner Kelly Barnum and his associates, the Larkin brothers, as a storage location for rustled cattle. The rustlers murder young Jud and try to frame Case for the killing, but town marshal Dex Hargood assists Case in trapping the villains and proving his innocence. Case then takes legal possession of the ranch and marries ... +


Honest gambler Case Silverthorn purchases a ranch by mail, only to learn that the seller was lynched before the deed was recorded. Unable to take immediate possession, Case decides to help the dead man's daughter, Sharon, and son, Jud, who have no knowledge of the transaction. While working as a card dealer in the local saloon, he discovers that his ranch is being used by saloon owner Kelly Barnum and his associates, the Larkin brothers, as a storage location for rustled cattle. The rustlers murder young Jud and try to frame Case for the killing, but town marshal Dex Hargood assists Case in trapping the villains and proving his innocence. Case then takes legal possession of the ranch and marries Sharon. +

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