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243 Ratings

The Gunfighter

Directed by Henry King
United States, 1950
Western, Drama


Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn’t want to see him. He hasn’t come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

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The Gunfighter Directed by Henry King

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1951 | Nominee: Best Writing, Motion Picture Story

Writers Guild of America

1951 | Nominee: Best Written American Western (Screen)




Critics reviews

This superb 1950 tragedy about a former gunfighter (Gregory Peck in a handlebar mustache) trying to shake off his violent past and its attendant celebrity doesn’t have the sort of reputation among auteurist critics that it deserves, largely because it was directed by the out-of-fashion Henry King. But it’s one of the earliest and best antiwesterns, made before the subgenre became self-conscious about critiquing the standard myths.
June 30, 2006
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