The Lone Gun (1954)

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In Texas, drifter Cruze becomes the marshal of the town of Marlpine but he must face the murderous Moran brothers alone when the scared town refuses to back him up.


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  • Neville Brand and Frank Faylen in The Lone Gun (1954)
  • Douglas Fowley and George Montgomery in The Lone Gun (1954)
  • George Montgomery in The Lone Gun (1954)
  • Douglas Kennedy and George Montgomery in The Lone Gun (1954)
  • Frank Faylen, Dorothy Malone, and George Montgomery in The Lone Gun (1954)
  • Frank Faylen, Dorothy Malone, and George Montgomery in The Lone Gun (1954)

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1 July 2013 | bkoganbing
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| Ready Wit and a fast shuffle
In The Lone Gun, George Montgomery rides into town and immediately inherits the job as marshal after he handles the Moran brothers, the local toughs who are into a lot of the crime in the area. The Morans are played by tough guy actors Robert J. Wilke, Douglas Kennedy, and Neville Brand.

Among their criminal enterprises is cattle rustling and they've got a perfect hideout on the spread of brother and sister Dorothy Malone and Skip Homeier. Homeier is into the Morans on some gambling debts and they're holding that over his head.

The other main character in this western is tinhorn gambler Frank Faylen who has a ready wit and a fast shuffle for all occasions. He and Montgomery form a Wyatt Earp/Doc Holiday like partnership. Faylen also took the Morans for plenty so they have it in for him as well.

The Lone Gun is an entertaining western in which all the players acquit themselves well in their performances. The story moves well and the direction is taut. A good one for B western fans.

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