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Singing Guns (1950)

Notorious stagecoach robber Rhiannon is unintentionally appointed as deputy when he saves the sheriff's life and must wear two hats between his new job that he enjoys and his old occupation that he misses.

Director:

R.G. Springsteen

Writers:

Dorrell McGowan (screen play by), Stuart E. McGowan (screen play by) (as Stuart McGowan) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vaughn Monroe ... Rhiannon
Ella Raines ... Nan Morgan
Walter Brennan ... Dr. Jonathan Mark
Ward Bond ... Sheriff Jim Caradac
Jeff Corey ... Richards
Barry Kelley ... Mike Murphy
Harry Shannon ... Judge Waller
Tom Fadden ... Express Agent
Ralph Dunn ... Traveler
Rex Lease ... Stagecoach Driver
George Chandler ... Smitty - Piano Player
Billy Gray ... Albert
Mary Bear Mary Bear ... Albert's Mother
Jimmie Dodd ... Stagecoach Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elinor Donahue ... Mike Murphy's Kid
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Storyline

Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the judge at the recommendation of the doctor and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment. Written by Al Fore

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Max Brand's Famous Adventure Novel! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La cancion del bandolero See more »

Filming Locations:

Sedona, Arizona, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Palomar Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The song 'Mule Train', sung by Vaughn Monroe in the film, was one of the biggest hits of 1949 and received an Academy Award nomination. See more »

Goofs

In the final showdown in the saloon between Ward Bond and Vaughn Monroe, Monroe drops his gun on the table with the grip pointed away for a left handed pickup. In the next scene the gun has flipped over for a right handed pickup. See more »

Soundtracks

Mexicali Trail
Written by Sunny Skylar and Vaughn Monroe (as Wilton Moore)
Sung by Vaughn Monroe
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Vaughn Monroe sings and shoots, Ella Raynes is beautiful.
21 March 2008 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

In the early fifties, I was about 10 years old and my father forbid me to read comic books. Only books would do, he told me and one of the first books I came up with was Singing Guns by Max Brand, in a Brazilian translation named Armas Fumegantes with a great cover design. In the flap, I guess, it was mentioned that a film was made about the book with Vaughn Monroe. Who the heck was Vaughn Monroe? It took me more than fifty years to see the film and I sure enjoyed it. Monroe is very well cast as Rhiannon a man who has more than one million hiding in his cavern, which he took from the mine company. Ella Raynes is the beautiful Nan, the woman he falls in love with, Ward Bond is the sheriff, and Walter Brennan the good doctor who will try to reform him. Monroe sings three well chosen songs, one of them just before a showdown with the bad guy. The film was made in Trucolor, which is not much better than colorized, but it was one step better than the usual B western. The story is very good and the actors also, but the shootouts could have been better, and the bad guy less of a caricature. If you like westerns from the fifties you will not mind its faults and enjoy it like I did.


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