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Gunfight in Abilene (1967)

Approved | | Western | March 1967 (USA)
Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his ... See full summary »

Director:

William Hale

Writers:

Berne Giler (screenplay), John D.F. Black (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bobby Darin ... Cal Wayne
Emily Banks ... Amy Martin
Leslie Nielsen ... Grant Evers
Donnelly Rhodes ... Joe Slade
Don Galloway ... Ward Kent
Frank McGrath ... Ned Martin
Michael Sarrazin ... Cord Decker
Barbara Werle ... Leann
Johnny Seven ... Loop
William Phipps ... Frank Norton
William Mims William Mims ... Ed Scovie
Robert Sorrells Robert Sorrells ... Nelson
Don Dubbins ... Sprague
James McCallion ... Smoky Staub
Bryan O'Byrne ... Frobisher
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Fighting in the Civil War a man accidently kills his friend. Returning to Abilene after the war he finds his former sweetheart about to marry the brother of the man he killed. To pay his debt he not only refuses to win her back but takes the job of Sheriff, a job he doesn't want, when the brother asks him. Still haunted by the killing he refuses to carry a gun. But there is trouble between the ranchers and the farmers and when he finds the brother murdered he straps on a gun and heads after the killer. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The time: NOON! The odds: DESPERATE! The result: MEMORABLE!

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Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunfight in Abilene See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The prison scene near the riverboat is footage from the 1965 movie, Shenandoah. See more »

Goofs

When Grant Evers (Leslie Neilsen) straps on his left-handed gun belt and starts practicing his fast draw in his basement storeroom, his first shot starts two different targets spinning at the same time, and the third one a split second later, all before the sound of the third shot. See more »

Quotes

Cal Wayne: Close only counts when you're pitching horseshoes.
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Connections

Referenced in Never a Dull Moment (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Amy
Words and Music by Bobby Darin
Performed by Bobby Darin (uncredited)
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Average Oater with a nice title song
9 April 2003 | by buxSee all my reviews

Although this is routine faire, it is interesting to watch Darin and Neilson in a western with an early performance by Michael Sarrazin. The title song "Amy" is nifty, worked into the background music nicely and doesn't wear out it's welcome, as in the case of so many other westerns. The plot is routine, but the action moves the story along to it's predictable conclusion nicely, giving us a good watch.


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