A gunman receives a request for help from his brother, but arrives too late to save him from the lawless rancher who wanted him dead.
The Hired Guns Had Their Orders: "Find Kip Tanner And Kill Him!"
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Did You Know?
Gunfighters of Abilene was produced a little late in the B Western game, as most film efforts of this type had been supplanted by episodic TV westerns. However, the film offers up a reasonable example of the B genre and its signature elements, and includes workmanlike performances by two old hands in the business; Buster Crabbe and Barton MacLane.
For those who enjoy knowing where a picture was filmed, they will appreciate excellent views of the upper Iverson Ranch in Chatsworth, California, that would soon be changed forever by the developer's blade. The upper Iverson as seen in this film now contains garish McMansions within a gated community north of SR 118. And the SR118 Simi Valley Freeway has been bulldozed through the middle of the ranch, destroying its western ambiance and irreversibly changing it forever. See more
At the beginning of the movie when Kip Tanner is checking into the hotel the western/wagon-wheel style chandelier clearly has standard electrical incandescent bulbs in each of the "lamps" instead of wick and oil type innards of the period. See more
Dad? You were deliberately gonna lynch him?
Quick justice. It's what built this country, and that what it's gonna be to keep it the way it is.