A Texas town's council fires the town's old-fashioned marshal who refuses to resign, thus leading to violence from both sides. The name of the film was later changed. He met an unimpressive death when he fell from his wagon and broke his neck in 1887. Very discursive, matter of fact directed, very unshowy yet self-aware, sort of like a late 60s atitude applied to a 50s B western. Trailers & Videos See ... Maybe it will even have a better ending; The Best TV Shows and Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime Video in December Directed by Richard Whorf. His gravestone is said to read: ”Clay Allison. This is the story of Frank Patch, sheriff of a small town in the early 1900s. When we started digging ditches and sewers, we found a tunnel down five or six feet, heading from the field to the house— maybe for protection from Indians. He had accumulated many enemies. With Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, David Opatoshu. Death Of A Gunfighter Apr 3, 1969 7:00 PM EST. Directed by Don Siegel, Robert Totten. When his distaste for a potential employer permits a murder to take place on the street in front of him, Paladin ignores an amnesty order to hunt the killer. “At the end of the meadow is the ‘sweathole,’ where we’ve found big bunches of lead. A lone Creole gunfighter, Jules, burdened by his own past of dealing with racism and prejudices, ends up in a town dealing with its own racist and hypocritical ignominies. Many who knew Garrett, particularly toward the end of his life, seem to have found him abrasive. This and his gunfighter image made a lot of people afraid of him. Remember the 1899 case where he … One of the better death of the old West movies. This took off so fast that Death of a Gunfighter was not the first feature film to be directed by this “director.” That honor goes to Fade In (1968), which managed to be released a year earlier. Doc directs Books to a boarding house owned by Bond Rogers, a widow who lives with her teenaged son, Gillom. The Gunfighter is a 1950 American Western film and starring Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell and Karl Malden.This film was directed by Henry King.It was written by screenwriters William Bowers and William Sellers, with an uncredited rewrite by writer and producer Nunnally Johnson, from a story by Bowers and screenwriter and director Andre DeToth. He was said to have a quick temper. Apparently that’s where they loaded their bullets. There was also a 25-minute film, The Indiscreet Mrs Jarvis , that was released in 1955 that is credited to Alan Smithee. With Richard Boone, Suzanne Pleshette, Christopher Dark, Russell Arms. "Death of a Gunfighter" was originally named "Patch," Richard Widmark's character's last name. Aging gunfighter John Bernard "J.B." Books arrives in Carson City, Nevada, on the same date as Queen Victoria's death: January 22, 1901. 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