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Gunpoint (1966)

Not Rated | | Western | 27 April 1966 (USA)
A young, determined sheriff and his posse chase a gang of murderous train robbers, and a kidnapped woman into New Mexico.


Earl Bellamy


Mary Willingham, Willard W. Willingham (as Willard Willingham)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Audie Murphy ... Chad Lucas
Joan Staley ... Uvalde
Warren Stevens ... Nate Harlan
Edgar Buchanan ... Bull
Denver Pyle ... Cap
David Macklin ... Mark Emerson
Nick Dennis ... Nicos
Royal Dano ... Ode
Kelly Thordsen ... Ab
Morgan Woodward ... Drago Leon
William Bramley William Bramley ... Hoag
Robert Pine ... Mitchell
John Hoyt ... Mayor Osborne
Ford Rainey ... Tom Emerson
Mike Ragan ... Zack


A Colorado sheriff pursues a ruthless gang of train robbers into New Mexico, where he has no official jurisdiction. Accompanying him is a motley posse, including a sharp-shooting gambler whose fiancee the gang has kidnapped. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The story of a town with a gun in its back !




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Release Date:

27 April 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Colt ist das Gesetz See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The train that is shown in the opening that gets robbed is the Durango to Silverton (D/SNGRR) tourist train in Colorado. It is a narrow gauge railroad that runs along the Anims River. See more »


When Chad Lucas (Audie Murphy) leads the posse after the outlaws who have abducted Warren Stevens' girl he has a rifle holstered on the right under his saddle with the butt of the rifle next to the rump of the horse. He uses the rifle to fight off Apaches in some subsequent scenes. After the Apache attack Warren Stevens hands him his rifle and he mounts the horse rifle still in hand. When the scene switches, the rifle is back in the scabbard/holster. In one of the following scenes, the group ride up to a campfire used by the outlaws. The right side of Chad's horse can be clearly seen in a fairly close shot, and the rifle is not in it's holster, and Chad does not have it in his hand. Whoever on the set was responsible for seeing that Audie's gear was ready for the scene neglected to check this very important item. Once the posse starts to climb up the mountain the rifle is once again safely ensconced in its receptacle. See more »


Ode: We'll be taking Bull up to the wild horse country. He'd want to be planted where he could hear the sound of them mustang feet just a drummin' on his grave.
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Referenced in Bitter Movie (1983) See more »

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It never pays to even the odds!
6 September 2019 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Gunpoint is directed by Earl Bellamy and written by Mary and Willard Willingham. It stars Audie Murphy, Joan Staley, Warren Stevens, Edgar Buchanan, Denver Pyle, David Macklin, Nick Dennis and Royal Dano. Music is by Hans J. Salter and Technicolor cinematography by William Margulies.

It's early 1880s Colorado and lawlessness is rife, mostly perpetrated by The Drago Gang who were able to enact their crimes and escape afterwards to the sanctuary of their New Mexico stronghold. One man, however, is not going to go down without a fight, the sheriff of Lodgepole, Chad Lucas (Murphy).

There's a school of thought that Audie Murphy's 1960s Westerns are far weaker than his 1950s ones? Which with one or two exceptions is rightly the case. The decade brought a wind of change in the Western genre, for soon Spaghetti would offer something new on the menu and revisionism was not far away either. With most of Audie's 60s output hindered by budget restrictions and a battle against the changing tide, one has to just hope there's enough on offer to not waste your time.

Gunpoint is a right mixed bag that shows the best and worst of Audie's genre output of the decade. Murphy is just fine in is characterisation, his fans suitably catered for, while around him is a stoic and reliable group of Western performers. There's some nifty stunt work on show, plenty of action (property destruction, horse pursuits, shoot-outs etc), and the location photography out of Utah (St. George/Snow Canyon State Park) is gorgeous. While there's also a splendid old fashioned locomotive to enjoy as well.

Narratively it's not high end, though a turn of events suggesting our hero to shockingly be a bully of sorts - which gives him emotional conflict - is a smart addition. Unfortunately the good in the production is off set by poor rear protection and polystyrene props etc, which while still carrying nostalgic value, comes with a hint of sadness of where these productions had landed at. Still, this is far from a waste of time, it holds all the requisite genre tropes for fans of Audie and the "B" Westerns we loved so much in the 50s. 6.5/10

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