The Quick Gun

Synopsis: Returning home after a two year absence Clint, known for his fast gun, is caught by Spangler's gang where he learns they are heading for the same town where they plan to rob the bank. He escapes and although he is not welcome, he warns the few townsmen not away on cattle drives. Two years ago he had to kill two of the Morrisons. When the remaining two Morrisons come after him he kills them and just before the Spangler gang attacks and his gun will be needed, he is jailed.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Sidney Salkow
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
87 min

'I know this land.

'It's rich land.

'Plenty of good water

and fields knee-deep in grass.

'A place where a steer can get

its belly full

'and a man doesn't have

to worry about tomorrow.

'I'm coming home.

'Another 35 miles, 40 maybe,

'I'll see the town of Shelby,

blistering out there in the hot sun.

'Just the way it was when I had

to leave it two years ago.

'Just two years.

'It feels like 20.

'I remember

what I had to leave behind

'and sometimes it feels like 100

'and I remember the men

I've had to kill.'

Hold it, bud.

You know there ain't nothing better

than a dead gunslinger.

- Cagle?

You hear that, Donovan?

Clint knows who it is

without even looking.

You come and stand guard this way,

old Spangler must be

somewhere around.

Big as life.

What's he doing in Montana?

Now, it could be

he'd like to ask you that question.


Hey, Spang. Well, by gravy,


If it ain't the devil himself.

Clint Cooper.

Ha-ha-ha. Hiya, Clint boy.

Good to see you, Spang.

I caught him coming up

on the high trail,

so I thought I'd better bring him in.

You thought right, Cagle.

You wouldn't want an old friend

to go riding by

without giving him an invite,

would you?

Come on, boy.

Yes, say talk of the devil.

I was saying to the boys

just yesterday,

I bet you my old friend Clint Cooper

would give plenty

to be with us right now.

Coffee, boy.

You're a long way from Missouri,

aren't you?

Longer than a horse's tail,

that's for sure.

Here, have some meat. No, thanks.

You still wearing them

tied down. Sit.

They make me a living. A living?

Oh, boy, don't you never learn?

I'm alive, I eat.

One of these days,

that gun of yours will be so fast

that you'll lose your appetite

real sudden.

We used to be a good team, Spang.

Yeah, best hired guns

in the business. Ha-ha.

Ah, but a fella's got

to look to the future.

Now you take me,

I've got 15 men working for me.

Any time we need money, vittles,

liquor, women, we just go get them.

And a there ain't a sheriff

west of Mississippi can stop us.


How about it, boy?

You want to join up

with your old friend?

Something important get you

to Montana?

Maybe something important

brought us both to Montana.

My reason's personal.

Dang, if you ain't the closest mouth

I ever chinned with.

Just how personal do you think a

bank full of gold and greenbacks is?

It must be busting at the seams

to bring you all this way.

Juicy as a fat cat.

Them cattle bars come in

and just loaded her with cash

from buying herds

after the cattle drive. Ha.

And if you hadn't heard that money

was here ready to be took,

you wouldn't be here,

would you, Clint?

I told you, I have other reasons.

Sure, you told me, boy.

Only I wouldn't want the two of us

trying for that same bank.

You could guarantee it

by riding with me.

What I have to do,

I can't use any help.

Even if the money's in Shelby?


And it ain't only the money, we're

taking the whole town, all of it.

There ain't enough men

in Shelby to stop us.

Just think of it, boy, we could burn

that place to the ground

if we wanted to.

You'd ought to like that,

considering how you

and that town feel about each other.

Ha-ha-ha-ha. Make 'em sorry they

ever heard of Clint Cooper, eh, boy?

When I go to Shelby,

I'm going alone.

You think you're going to get

that money without me,

well, you're wrong, boy.

I don't like to kill friends,

Clint, but...

Makes us even, Spang.

I'm kind of against dying.

No, that's much more reasonable.

Never heard a man

not to change his mind.

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Robert E. Kent

Robert E. Kent (August 31, 1911 in Canal Zone, Panama – December 11, 1984 in Los Angeles, California) was an American film writer and film producer. Kent began as a rapid screenwriter for Sam Katzman at Columbia. For seven years he worked as a writer and story editor at Columbia. Then he became a producer for Edward Small. He used the pseudonym James B. Gordon for some of his work, He later formed his own production company, and Admiral Productions together with Audie Murphy. Robert E. Kent died in 1984. more…

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