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      Day of the Evil Gun

      G Released Mar 1, 1968 1h 35m Western List
      Reviews 45% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Returning home after disappearing three years ago, former gunslinger Lorn Warfield (Glenn Ford) finds that an Apache raiding party has kidnapped his wife and children. Though he has renounced violence, he now takes up his gun and joins forces with his neighbor, Owen Forbes (Arthur Kennedy). Complicating matters, Forbes is engaged to Warfield's wife, who believed her husband was dead. As they pursue the Apaches, the two men are joined by an Indian trader, Jimmy Noble (Dean Jagger). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 12 Buy Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A darn good formulaic western. Rated: B- May 2, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Really good one right here. You need to try it James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas, April 25, 2023. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Solid little wester about Glenn Ford rescuing his captured wife and daughter. What made this film a bit more interesting than most is that Ford enlists the help of a neighbor to help him rescue his family and doesn't realize his neighbor has ulterior motives for helping Ford. Beside Ford, the strong cast includes Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Paul Fix, Royal Dano, Barbara Babcock, and the always great Harry Dean Stanton. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This has some interesting, clever set-pieces and unexpected twists that draw you in. It's shot almost like an art-house movie at times and has a slightly dark feel. I would have scored it higher if not for the sucky ending. Bit of a depressing anticlimax. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member reminded me of the superior 'the searchers' Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting dark western with a good tone and sense of foreboding but rescue scene at the end feels far fetched. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Same beginning plot as the Searchers, but the comparison stops here. Good acting, as usual, by G.Ford. Let's say that the ending is a bit rushed, but otherwise it's a good movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Returning home after disappearing three years ago, former gunslinger Lorn Warfield (Glenn Ford) finds that an Apache raiding party has kidnapped his wife and children. Though he has renounced violence, he now takes up his gun and joins forces with his neighbor, Owen Forbes (Arthur Kennedy). Complicating matters, Forbes is engaged to Warfield's wife, who believed her husband was dead. As they pursue the Apaches, the two men are joined by an Indian trader, Jimmy Noble (Dean Jagger).
      Director
      Jerry Thorpe
      Screenwriter
      Charles Marquis Warren, Eric Bercovici
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 1, 1968, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 27, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 35m
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