Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

Death of a Gunfighter
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 34mins.
Genres Adaptation, Western
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Richard E Lyons Producer n/a 3 3000001
James Calvelli Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Lewis B Patten Source Material (from novel) n/a 120793 4000002
Don Siegel Director n/a 2 2000002
Robert Totten Director n/a 2 2000001
Robert Sorrells Actor Chris Hogg 1 1000022
Charles Kuenstle Actor Roy Brandt 1 1000023
Sara Taft Actor Mexican Woman 1 1000024
Andrew Jackson Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Robert F Shugrue Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alexander Golitzen Art Director art direction 183 9000003
Howard E Johnson Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Helen Colvig Costume Designer costume design 169 13000001
John McCathy Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Sandy Grace Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Oliver Nelson Music n/a 120781 8000001
Oliver Nelson Song ("Sweet Apple Wine") 120859 8000002
Carol Hall Song ("Sweet Apple Wine") 120859 8000003
Victor French Actor Phil Miller 1 1000021
Walter Sande Actor Paul Hammond 1 1000020
Morgan Woodward Actor Ivan Stanek 1 1000007
Larry Gates Actor Mayor Chester Sayre 1 1000008
Dub Taylor Actor Doc Adams 1 1000009
Jacqueline Scott Actor Laurie Mills 1 1000006
Kent Smith Actor Andrew Oxley 1 1000005
Lena Horne Actor Claire Quintana 1 1000002
Carroll O'Connor Actor Lester Locke 1 1000003
David Opatoshu Actor Edward Rosenbloom 1 1000004
John Saxon Actor Lou Trinidad 1 1000010
Darleen Carr Actor Hilda Jorgenson 1 1000011
Amy Thompson Actor Angela 1 1000017
Mercer Harris Actor Will Oxley 1 1000018
James O'Hara Actor Father Sweeney 1 1000019
Harry Carey Jr. Actor Reverend Rork 1 1000016
Kathleen Freeman Actor Mary Elizabeth 1 1000015
Michael McGreevey Actor Dan Joslin 1 1000012
Royal Dano Actor Arch Brandt 1 1000013
James Lydon Actor Luke Mills 1 1000014
Richard Widmark Actor Marshal Frank Patch 1 1000001
Synopsis
Even though Marshal Frank Patch has kept the peace in Cottonwood Springs for over twenty years, he is now the laughing stock of the town liberals who want some new blood in the Marshall's Office. When Patch shoots the drunken Luke Mills in self-defense they get the excuse they had been waiting for. The local newspaper editor, Andrew Oxley, then demands his resignation but Patch refuses to quit and then disgraces Oxley so badly in front of his son Will that Oxley kills himself. Blaming Patch for his father's death, Will wants nothing more than to see Patch dead. Then against he advice of his friends, Patch refuses to quit and decides to marry Claire, the owner of the local saloon and whore house. But when Will shows up at the wedding uninvited with his pistols loaded and reeking of liquor, a showdown is inevitable.