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The Fastest Gun Alive (12-Jul-1956)

Director: Russell Rouse

Writers: Frank D. Gilroy; Russell Rouse

From a play: The Last Notch by Frank D. Gilroy

Music by: André Previn

Producer: Clarence Greene

Keywords: Western

Mild-mannered shopkeeper George Temple is a crack shot, but nobody in the town of Cross Creek knows it except his wife. In a moment of frustration Temple shows off his skills in public, but word of this just attracts the attention of lawless gunslinger Vinnie Harold. Good psychological western which is often overlooked, perhaps because of its title. Unusual dance solo by Russ Tamblyn.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Noah Beery, Jr.
10-Aug-1913 1-Nov-1994 Rocky on The Rockford Files
Jeanne Crain
25-May-1925 14-Dec-2003 20th Century Fox studio actress
Broderick Crawford
9-Dec-1911 26-Apr-1986 All the King's Men
John Dehner
23-Nov-1915 4-Feb-1992 Carousel
Leif Erickson
27-Oct-1911 29-Jan-1986 The High Chaparral
Glenn Ford
1-May-1916 30-Aug-2006 Gilda, Blackboard Jungle
Virginia Gregg
6-Mar-1916 15-Sep-1986 Radio actress
Allyn Joslyn
21-Jul-1901 21-Jan-1981 Only Angels Have Wings
Russ Tamblyn
30-Dec-1934   Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Rhys Williams
31-Dec-1897 28-May-1969 The Bells of St. Mary's


Glenn Ford   ...   George Temple
Jeanne Crain   ...   Dora Temple
Broderick Crawford   ...   Vinnie Harold
Russ Tamblyn   ...   Eric Doolittle
Allyn Joslyn   ...   Harvey Maxwell
Leif Erickson   ...   Lou Glover
John Dehner   ...   Taylor Swope
Noah Beery, Jr.   ...   Dink Wells
J. M. Kerrigan   ...   Kevin McGovern
Rhys Williams   ...   Brian Tibbs
Virginia Gregg   ...   Rose Tibbs
Chubby Johnson   ...   Frank Stringer
John Doucette   ...   Ben Buddy
William "Bill" Phillips   ...   Lars Toomey
Chris Olsen   ...   Bobby Tibbs
Paul Birch   ...   Sheriff Bill Toledo
Florenz Ames   ...   Joe Fenwick
Joseph Sweeney   ...   Reverend


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