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  Gunfighter Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.73 /10
Gregory Peck , Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell
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Directed by: Henry King
Written by: William Bowers, William Sellers, Nunnally Johnson, Andre De Toth from Bowers's story

Released: 1950
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 84

Ageing gunfighter (Gregory Peck, pictured) rides into town to see the wife and child he abandoned, but finds there's no such thing as retirement for a killer; it's kill or be killed.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Driven by character rather than action, The Gunfighter was not a hit in 1950. But it's gained in critical respectability over the years, as one of those adult westerns which paints an authentic picture of the 19th century west, and a burgeoning small-town community. Gregory Peck underacts effectively.

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