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The Gunfighter (1950) was a Western - Drama Film directed by Henry King and produced by Nunnally Johnson.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingWilliam Bowers, Andre de TothNominated
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A Shadow of Death Lingers Over "The Gunfighter"

By Rick29 on Aug 10, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Released in 1950--the same year as Winchester '73--Henry King's The Gunfighter helped usher in the "adult Western" genre. From its simple title to star Gregory Peck's authentic mustache, this character study works hard to differentiate itself from conventional oaters. Peck plays Jimmy Ringo, a gu... Read full article


A Shadow of Death Lingers Over "The Gunfighter"

By Rick29 on Aug 10, 2017 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Released in 1950--the same year as Winchester '73--Henry King's The Gunfighter helped usher in the "adult Western" genre. From its simple title to star Gregory Peck's authentic mustache, this character study works hard to differentiate itself from conventional oaters. Peck plays Jimmy Ringo, a gu... Read full article


The Gunfighter (1950)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2017 From 4 Star Films

“Ringo don’t look so tough?to me.” Those are the words that propagate a legend and simultaneously?follow notorious gunman Jimmy Ringo wherever he goes. There’s always some impetuous kid looking to have it out with him and every time it’s the same result. The kid never l... Read full article


Review: The Gunfighter (1950)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 6, 2017 From 4 Star Films

“Ringo don’t look so tough?to me.” Those are the words that propagate a legend and simultaneously?follow notorious gunman Jimmy Ringo wherever he goes. There’s always some impetuous kid looking to have it out with him and every time it’s the same result. The kid never l... Read full article


The Gunfighter (1950)

By Beatrice on Jun 24, 2015 From Flickers in Time

The Gunfighter Directed by Henry King Written by William Bowers and William Sellers; story by Bowers and Andr? de Toth 1950/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation First viewing/Amazon Instant This is a very solid Western character study of a gunman who can’t seem to put down his guns. ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jimmy Ringo: How come I've got to run into a squirt like you nearly every place I go these days? What are you trying to do? Show off for your friends?


Jimmy Ringo: Now turn around and head for the door. Keep movin' and don't do anything sudden with your hands.
Hunt Bromley: I'll be seein' ya, Mister Ringo...
Jimmy Ringo: All the way outside, sonny.


Marshal Mark Strett: Somebody after you?
Jimmy Ringo: Three somebodies.
Marshal Mark Strett: The law?
Jimmy Ringo: Naw, this is personal.
Marshal Mark Strett: I don't want 'em to catch up with you here.
Jimmy Ringo: I don't want 'em to catch up with me anywhere.


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Facts about

Large painting on wall behind Gregory Peck's chair in bar room is "Custer's Last Fight", painted in 1884 by Cassily Adams and reproduced as a lithographic print by Otto Becker from Adams's original painting. These prints were distributed in 1896 to bars and taverns all over America by the Anheuser Busch Company.
The original story was written by John Bowers and Andre de Toth with John Wayne in mind. Wayne loved it and offered Bowers $10,000 for it. The writer thought it was worth more and told Wayne how he felt. The actor reportedly said, Well, you wrote it for me. Don't you have any artistic integrity?" Bowers later got $70,000 for it at Fox, and Wayne harbored ill-feelings about the incident, accusing Bowers of selling it out from under him.
The studio hated Gregory Peck's authentic period mustache. In fact, the head of production at Fox, Spyros P. Skouras, was out of town when production began. By the time he got back, so much of the film had been shot that it was too late to order Peck to shave it off and re-shoot. After the film did not do well at the box office, Skouras ran into Peck and he reportedly said, "That mustache cost us millions".
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