#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A reformed Gunfighter Jimmy Ringo is on his way to a sleepy town in the hope of a reunion with his estranged sweetheart and their young son who he has never seen. On arrival, a chance meeting with some old friends including the town’s Marshal gives the repentant Jimmy some respite. But as always Jimmy’s reputation has already cast its shadow, this time in the form of three vengeful cowboys hot on his trail and a local gunslinger hoping to use Jimmy to make a name for himself. With a showdown looming, the town is soon in a frenzy as news of Jimmy’s arrival spreads. His movements are restricted to the saloon while a secret meeting with his son can be arranged giving him ideas of a long term reunion with his family far removed from his wild past.
Plot: The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.
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A dark western
This film was made during the peak years of “Film Noir”. Although it is almost incongruous to place the western film into that genre, “The Gunfighter” comes close to meeting the criteria.
It is a deep dark western devoid of gunplay(until the conclusion)highlighted by a marvelous portrait painted by Gregory Peck as Jimmy Ringo, the gunfighter, trying to escape his past.
Ringo in his younger days was one of the “fastest guns in the west” who has survived to reach middle age. As he has matured he realizes you can’t change what has happened.
Everywhere Ringo goes he is perceived as the “the fastest gun in the west” and everywhere he stops there is some young gun who wants to prove he is faster than the great Ringo. In fact when Ringo stops in a dusty town, he is being pursued by three brothers of his latest victim seeking revenge.
Ringo’s arrival in this town is more than just co-incidence. We learn that the sheriff (what a performance by Millard Mitchell) used to run with the Ringo gang, the saloon singer was married to Ringo’s best friend, and most importantly, Ringo’s wife and son live there.
The bulk of the story is spent waiting to see if Ringo who lives by his wits as well as his guns, can survive.
The acting is uniform with Karl Malden as the saloon keeper and Skip Homeier standing alongside Peck of Mitchell for acting cudos
The script by Bill Bowers is taught and suspenseful. Henry King’s in his second of 5 films with Peck(their previous collaboration was “Twelve O’Clock High”) brings out the essence of a tired lonely tragic man without using any tricks(In fact there is no music except for the opening titles.
If you’re looking for a shoot-em-up you won’t find it here. If what you want is a top flight adult western, well pardner you’ve come to the right film.
Peck’s gunslinger can’t outrun his reputation
When Jimmy Ringo pops into a saloon for a quiet drink every punk wanting to make a name for himself has to try it on; Ringo might not look mean but his reputation as the fastest gun in the west proceeds him and somebody always thinks they could be faster and even though he just wants a quiet life each confrontation just increases his reputation. After one such incident he leaves town followed by the now dead punk’s three brothers… he disarms them and tells them to head back to the town. He rides on to the town of Cayenne and they follow on foot. It looks as if things will repeat themselves when he is recognised here too. The marshal tells him to leave town but he refuses to go until he has seen his wife and child who he hasn’t seen for eight years. It turns out that Jimmy and the Marshal are old friends so he agrees to tell her Jimmy wants to talk; however she doesn’t want to talk to him. Jimmy agrees to go by sunset; hoping she might change her mind. While he waits the news of his presence spreads; all the young boys skip school to see the famous gunslinger and yet another punk decides to face him down; this one gets to live however as he backs off when Jimmy suggests he already has his gun pointed at him under the table. As evening approaches the vengeful brothers reach town and it looks as though it will them or him… except in this film we don’t get the cliché of the showdown, instead we get an act of cowardice followed by a fine little speech from a dying man.
I hadn’t heard of this film till I was lent a boxed set of Gregory Peck films; now that I’ve seen it I’m surprised it isn’t better known. Perhaps people think it doesn’t have enough gunfights or the climax isn’t the heroic showdown between a hero and a villain; either way it is a shame as it is a fine film. Gregory Peck does a great job as the taciturn Jimmy Ringo; a man who has clearly done bad things in the past but just wants to go straight and lead a quiet life with his wife and child. He is ably supported by Millard Mitchell who gives a fine performance the Marshal and Skip Homeier who is suitable unpleasant as the young gun hoping to take Ringo’s crown. While there might not be much action between the initial shooting and the final confrontation there is plenty of tension and the waiting lets us get to know and care about the characters. If you like westerns I’d certainly recommend this; Peck might not have John Wayne’s swagger but he does bring a quiet intensity to his role.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Henry King
Writer William Bowers (screenplay by), William Sellers (screenplay by), William Bowers (from a story by), André De Toth (from a story by)
Actors Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Laboratory 20th Century-Fox Studio Laboratory, USA (uncredited)
Film Length 2,316.15 m (10 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm