Man with the Gun

Synopsis: A stranger comes to town looking for his estranged wife. He finds her running the local girls. He also finds a town and sheriff afraid of their own shadow, scared of a landowner they never see who rules through his rowdy sidekicks. The stranger is a town tamer by trade, and he accepts a $500 commission to sort things out.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Richard Wilson
Production: Independent Pictures
 
IMDB:
6.7
APPROVED
Year:
1955
84 min
54 Views


Tell Dade Holman I'm building here,

and if he bothers me again,

I'll personal put a bullet

through his fat carcass.

When Dade's got hisself

12 top gun hands out at his place,

not counting the boys

he's got here at the Palace,

that's just too many to fight, boy!

And should I, at any time, rile them up,

they can ride in here,

and wipe this town right off the map.

Now, Saul, ain't them the facts?

Heard you say so often enough.

There's more than one way

to wipe a town off the map.

A town has got to eat if it's gonna grow,

but Dade doesn't want farms

cluttering up his grass.

Look out there.

It smells like a ghost town already.

Son,

when you get a little older,

you'll realize there's certain things

that's best left alone.

And by and by, they just take care

of theirselves.

Leave Holman alone,

and he'll swallow us up.

He's done swallowed

and digested the whole lot of you already.

Long before I come to town.

Dade's a power in the county,

and he's gettin' to be a power in the state,

and now you want

to cut him down to size.

Yes, now.

Look, son, hold your horses, will you?

Dade is old, and he's fat,

and he's got hisself a bum ticker.

And one of these days,

he'll just pop off, just like that.

Then that'll be the time to go...

Son, quit it, will you?

You are digging holes

in my desktop again.

That land is mine, legal.

Dade needs to be told that, legal.

But if you won't do it, put a star on me,

and I'll tell him quick enough!

I ain't deputizing you,

nor no other darn fightin' fool

who wants to go out and get hisself killed.

- Saul, are you with me?

- I'm not waiting till Dade dies

to live on my own property!

I... Son!

Look, Jeff.

Now, did you hear that?

I heard.

Look, before you and Stella

set the wedding date,

I might've felt different about you

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