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The Gambler Wore a Gun

The Gambler Wore a Gun
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Produced by Edward Small (executive)
Robert E. Kent
Written by Owen Harris
Based on story by L.L. Foreman
Starring Jim Davis
Merry Anders
Addison Richards
Cinematography Floyd Crosby
Zenith Pictures
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
Running time
67 mins
Country USA
Language English

The Gambler Wore a Gun is a 1961 Western film. The film is an uncredited remake of about five different B-westerns of the 1930s and 40s. Some plot elements are also taken from 1954 western The Lone Gun, which starred George Montgomery.[1]


Case Silverhorn (Jim Davis), a professional gambler, wants to retire from the gambling life and purchases a ranch through the mail. On the way there he saves the local Sheriff's life, who got into an ambush. The ambush did leave one man dead: the man Silverhorn purchased the ranch from is murdered before the title-deed can be recorded. Neither the Sherrif, nor the seller's children, Jud (Don Dorrell) and Sharon Donovan (Merry Anders) have any knowledge of the transaction and will not vacate the ranch. Taking a job at the local saloon, Case discovers that rustlers, unknown to the Donovans, are using the ranch-lands to hide the stolen cattle. Jud learns of the operation and is killed by the gang, and Case is framed for the murder.


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