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The Gunfighter

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Original title
The Gunfighter
Year
Running time
84 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
William Bowers, William Sellers (Story: William Bowers, André De Toth)
Music
Alfred Newman
Cinematography
Arthur Miller (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox
Genre
Western
Synopsis / Plot
Aging gunslinger, Jimmy Ringo, rides into a strange town where he's immediately recognized. As kids gather at the saloon windows to glimpse the killer and townsfolk gossip about his exploits, the town marshal tries to keep the peace. He wants Ringo out of town, but Ringo asks for a few hours' grace to see his sweetheart, whom he hasn't seen in more than eight years, and their son, whom he's never seen. Meanwhile, three angry cowboys are on his trail and the town's young hothead is scheming to see just how fast Jimmy is. Ringo wants to be left alone, to live with his family, maybe on a small ranch away from his reputation. But can he escape that reputation and find peace?
Awards
1950: Nominated for Oscar: Best Story
1950: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Western Screenplay
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