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      The Gun and the Pulpit

      TV-PG 1974 1 hr. 14 min. Western Drama List
      Reviews After narrowly escaping a lynch mob, atheist gunslinger Ernie Parsons (Marjoe Gortner) steals the identity of a murdered preacher and takes his job in a western town. Ernie falls for the beautiful Sally Underwood (Pamela Sue Martin) and becomes attached to the town he's come to think of as his sanctuary. So when his new home is threatened by a tyrannical land baron, Ernie must use both his extensive skills as a gunfighter and his minimal skills as a preacher to defend the townspeople. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member 170125: Though quite serious and violent at times, this film had me laughing out loud on a couple of occasions. That, in and of itself, makes The Gun and the Pulpit worth watching never mind its memorable cast and characters. Some greats held within including Billy One-Eye (Slim Pickens), Mr. Ross (David Huddleston), slick gunfighter Jason McCoy (Geoffrey Lewis), and the posse leader (Jeff Corey). Sally Underwood (Pamela Sue Martin) is a beauty and for a television western, this film is pretty darn entertaining. Not the happy ending I expected. The Gun and the Pulpit, being 43 years old at the time of this review, made me wonder if one day, forty years from now, we'll look back at today's television westerns and actors with such appreciation? I won't name any names but I doubt it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis After narrowly escaping a lynch mob, atheist gunslinger Ernie Parsons (Marjoe Gortner) steals the identity of a murdered preacher and takes his job in a western town. Ernie falls for the beautiful Sally Underwood (Pamela Sue Martin) and becomes attached to the town he's come to think of as his sanctuary. So when his new home is threatened by a tyrannical land baron, Ernie must use both his extensive skills as a gunfighter and his minimal skills as a preacher to defend the townspeople.
      Director
      Daniel Petrie
      Executive Producer
      Paul Junger Witt
      Production Co
      Danny Thomas Productions, Cine Television
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Western, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 30, 2016
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