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The Man Behind the Gun (1953) was a Western Film directed by Felix E. Feist and produced by Robert Sisk.

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Major Ransome Callicut: [as voiceover narrator] Los Angeles - thirty difficult miles from San Pedro. Here in the tropical sun it was hard to believe that the City of Angels had its share of unholy activities.


Lora Roberts: Your mother and father were killed by the Indians. The Third Cavalry found you and raised you. Raised you on blood and black powder.
Major Ransome Callicut: And saber floggings! That's how I learned religion.
Lora Roberts: Religion?
Major Ransome Callicut: Duty! - The religion of the Army. Forget it for a minute and a tough sergeant beats it back into you with the flat of a saber. Duty's a god, Miss Roberts, a jealous god! It makes demands. It tears you to pieces, but you kneel down and...
Lora Roberts: Yes. Yes, I think I understand duty - the same thing that makes me teach school in a place that...
[They stare at each other for a long time and embrace]


Major Ransome Callicut: I'll get Creegan. I'll chop off the head of the scorpion; then the legs won't be able to crawl.


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Some footage used in this film previously appeared in San Antonio.
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Also released in 1953




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