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15 Ratings

Invitation to a Gunfighter

Directed by Richard Wilson
United States, 1964
Western, Action


In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

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Invitation to a Gunfighter Directed by Richard Wilson

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  • Jugu Abraham's rating of the film Invitation to a Gunfighter

    An underrated western with lovely performances from Yul Brynner and Janice Rule. Director Richard Wilson had worked with Orson Welles on his theater projects and that influence is evident in the adapted screenplay he wrote. The film questions the moral superiority of the Unionists over the Confederates. Is racism merely related to a white versus black confrontation or wider? The film is lifted by the spoken word.

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