The Gun That Won the West (1955)

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In the late 1860s, Colonel Carrington and his command are assigned the job of constructing a chain of forts in the Sioux Indian territory - of Wyoming. Carrington recruits former cavalry ... See full summary »

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  • Dennis Morgan and Paula Raymond in The Gun That Won the West (1955)
  • Paula Raymond in The Gun That Won the West (1955)
  • Dennis Moore and Howard Negley in The Gun That Won the West (1955)
  • Richard Denning, Dennis Morgan, and Paula Raymond in The Gun That Won the West (1955)
  • Richard Denning, Dennis Morgan, and Paula Raymond in The Gun That Won the West (1955)

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8 August 2017 | hoffmanaz
| an insult to the historical record
Any resemblance in this film between historical accuracy and what you see in the picture isn't coincidental, it's downright unintentional. The fact that Sam Katzman produced it should have been a warning that this film would be made as cheaply as possible, with lots of stock footage borrowed from "Buffalo Bill" ("Pony Soldier" borrowed the same battle scenes) and Indian "war" dances. The fact is that Red Cloud (who lived into the 20th century) made numerous visits to the White House to plead the cause of his people. The Bozeman Trail, supposedly the reason for the U.S. Army to escort railroad builders, simply isn't true; no railroad was built into the area at that time. Red Cloud succeeded in getting the Bozeman trail forts abandoned, a detail not mentioned in the film. Lots of anachronisms, including a Wild West show taking place in the 1860s, Jim Bridger actually in his dotage by then, and demeaning references to Native people ("Redskins") unacceptable today. The fight between Bridger and the Indian in the river comes straight out of "Buffalo Bill" in which Joel McRae as Buffalo Bill fights Yellow Hand played by Anthony Quinn to the death. I wasted 1:15 watching this film; should have taken the time to read a book.

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Action | Adventure | Western


Release Date:

1 September 1955



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