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Showdown at Boot Hill (1958)

Approved | | Western | 1 May 1958 (USA)
A deputy marshal kills a murderer in a town that loved him, and when no one is willing to identify him, he can't collect any reward.

Director:

Gene Fowler Jr.

Writer:

Louis Vittes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Luke Welsh
Robert Hutton ... Sloane
John Carradine ... Doc Weber
Carole Mathews ... Jill Crane
Fintan Meyler Fintan Meyler ... Sally Crane
Paul Maxey Paul Maxey ... Judge Wallen
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... Con Maynor (as Thomas B. Henry)
William Stevens William Stevens ... Corky
Martin Smith Martin Smith ... Tex
Joe McGuinn ... Mr. Creavy (as Joseph McGuinn)
George Douglas George Douglas ... Charles Maynor
Mike Mason Mike Mason ... Les Patton (as Michael Mason)
George Pembroke George Pembroke ... Sheriff Hinkle
Argentina Brunetti ... Mrs. Bonaventura
Ed Wright Ed Wright ... Brent
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Storyline

Bounty hunter Luke Welsh arrives looking for a wanted man. When that man draws on him he has to kill him. To collect his reward he needs a statement identifying him. But the man was well liked in town and no one will sign such a statement. When he outdraws another man who thought he was faster, some townsmen decide he should be killed and they organize a mob to go after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Draw first...or die fast was the only law on Boot Hill ! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadow of a Gunman See more »

Filming Locations:

USA

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Production Co:

Regal Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In Sept. 1958 20th Century-Fox distributed this film on a double bill with Harry Black and the Tiger (1958) starring Stewart Granger and Barbara Rush. See more »

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A Town that Prefers a Murderer to a Bounty Hunter
26 June 2019 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This film begins with a deputy marshal from St. Louis named "Luke Welsh" (Charles Bronson) riding into a small town to apprehend a fugitive by the name of "Con Maynard" (Thomas Browne Henry) who is wanted for several murders. Not wanting to be taken in to face justice Con Maynard decides to go for his gun and Luke shoots him dead. Naturally, since the bounty states that Con was wanted "dead or alive" Luke figures that there will be no problem collecting his reward as all he needs to do is get the coroner or somebody else in town to identify him in writing before he heads back to St. Louis. What he doesn't count on, however, is that everybody in this small town liked Con Maynard and as a result they all refuse to help. Not only that, but their animosity for bounty hunters is so bad that they also notify Con's brother "Charles Maynard" (George Douglas) who they fully expect to come and extract some measure of revenge. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was an okay grade-B western made somewhat interesting by the presence of Charles Bronson in the lead role. And while it certainly had some slow scenes here and there I thought that it was good enough for the time spent and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Average.


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