movie film review | chris tookey
 
     
     
 

Gunfighter


Unknown - all rights reserved
     
  Gunfighter Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.73 /10
 
Starring
Gregory Peck , Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell
Full Cast >
 

Directed by: Henry King
Written by: William Bowers, William Sellers, Nunnally Johnson, Andre De Toth from Bowers's story

 
 
 
Released: 1950
   
Genre: WESTERN
   
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

Bookmark and Share

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.


Key to Symbols