Film death of a gunfighter

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film death of a gunfighter

Death of a Gunfighter by Lewis B. Patten

Frank Patch had outlived his usefulness to the town of Cottonwood Springs and the townspeople were determined to get rid of him--one way of the another.

But Patch had been their sheriff for twenty years. He had fought, bled and killed to turn a lawless cattle town into a peaceful community and being sheriff was the only life he knew.

Then Luke Mills, a harmless drunk, tried to gun Patch down?
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Richard Widmark and Lena Horne in Death of a Gunfighter () Lena Horne .. Near the end of the film you can see the electrical wires running (presumably .
Lewis B. Patten

Death of a Gunfighter

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I saw this movie a few months ago and enjoyed it alot. I've read that director Don Siegel replaced Totten but he didn't want his name on the credits either. I saw this featured on some western channel recently but missed it. Sounds intersting, although I typically like my westerns more western rather than at the end of the western period. I only saw this movie about a month ago, and found myself a little dissatisfied.

In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it's time for a change.
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It's one of those rare attempts the last was " Will Penny " to populate the West with real people living in real historical time. Most Westerns could take place anywhere, anytime, if the cliches hold out. But in this one we're given a loving portrait of a Western town in transition. The time is somewhere around the turn of the century. Some buildings have electricity, most don't. A single automobile has come this far West and is scaring hell out of the horses. The railroad went through a few years ago, and now the townsmen are trying to attract industry.

Death of a Gunfighter is a Western film. The theme of the film is the "passing" of the West, the clash between a traditional character and the politics and demands of modern society. In the town of Cottonwood Springs, Texas at the turn of the century, Marshal Frank Patch is an Old West style lawman in a community determined to be modern. When Patch kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town decides it is time for the marshal to resign. But Patch refuses, reminding the citizens that when he took the job, the agreement was he could have it as long as he wanted.

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    Death of a Gunfighter is a Western film. It stars Richard Widmark and Lena Horne, and features an original score by Oliver Nelson. The theme of the film is.

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