The Gun Hawk (1963)

92 mins | Western | August 1963

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Producer:

Richard Bernstein

Cinematographer:

Paul C. Vogel

Editor:

Rex Lipton

Production Designer:

Rudi Feld

Production Company:

Bern--Field Productions
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
Assoc prod
Prod assoc
WRITERS
Scr
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOUND
Sd ed
Music ed
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Asst to the exec prod
Prod asst
Prod asst
Prod asst
Scr supv
Constr supv
Prop master
Dial coach
SOURCES
SONGS
"A Searcher for Love," words and music by Robert Marcucci and Russ Faith.
DETAILS
Release Date:
August 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Bern--Field Productions
Copyright Date:
12 September 1963
Copyright Number:
LP26161
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
92
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Blaine Madden, an outlaw who runs the town of Sanctuary, a haven for criminals, visits his own hometown and there comes to the aid of a young man named Roan who has been attacked by two brothers. The brothers plan to kill Madden, but the town drunkard, Madden's father, is accidentally killed instead. Against the advice of the sheriff, an old friend of his, Madden pursues the killers. He shoots them down but in turn is wounded by the sheriff, who objects to Madden's taking the law into his own hands. Roan helps Madden get back to Sanctuary, and there the people protect him by preventing the sheriff from entering the town. Blood poisoning develops in Madden's wound. He has become fond of Roan, and, knowing he is dying and concerned lest Roan pattern his life after his own, Madden forces the young man to kill him in a gun duel. Roan is then obliged to leave Sanctuary because of an unwritten law forbidding killing among its outlaw citizens. He is taken into custody by the sheriff, who has been waiting on the town's outskirts, and is told that Madden, though an outlaw, was a good lawman because he kept Sanctuary free of ... +


Blaine Madden, an outlaw who runs the town of Sanctuary, a haven for criminals, visits his own hometown and there comes to the aid of a young man named Roan who has been attacked by two brothers. The brothers plan to kill Madden, but the town drunkard, Madden's father, is accidentally killed instead. Against the advice of the sheriff, an old friend of his, Madden pursues the killers. He shoots them down but in turn is wounded by the sheriff, who objects to Madden's taking the law into his own hands. Roan helps Madden get back to Sanctuary, and there the people protect him by preventing the sheriff from entering the town. Blood poisoning develops in Madden's wound. He has become fond of Roan, and, knowing he is dying and concerned lest Roan pattern his life after his own, Madden forces the young man to kill him in a gun duel. Roan is then obliged to leave Sanctuary because of an unwritten law forbidding killing among its outlaw citizens. He is taken into custody by the sheriff, who has been waiting on the town's outskirts, and is told that Madden, though an outlaw, was a good lawman because he kept Sanctuary free of crime. +

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