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Gunfighters (film)

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Gunfighters (film)

Theatrical release poster
Directed by George Waggner
Produced by Harry Joe Brown
Screenplay by Alan Le May
Based on Twin Sombreros 
by Zane Grey
Music by
Cinematography Fred Jackman Jr.
Edited by Harvey Manger
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • July 15, 1947 (1947-07-15) (USA)
Running time 87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Gunfighters is a 1947 American Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, and Bruce Cabot.[1] Based on the novel Twin Sombreros by Zane Grey (the sequel of Knights of the Range) and with a screenplay by The Searchers author Alan Le May, the film is about a gunfighter who lays down his guns after being forced to shoot his best friend, and decides to become a cowhand on a ranch. The film was released in the United Kingdom as The Assassin.


Trying to put his life as a gunfighter behind him, Brazos Kane goes off to join old pal Bob Tyrell at the Inskip ranch, only to see him gunned down by an unseen shooter.

Brazos takes the body to the Banner ranch, but the ruthless Banner has him arrested for the murder by Yount, a corrupt deputy. Brazos has the bullet that killed his friend and slips it to Jane Banner, the rancher's daughter.

Inskip frees him before Brazos can be unjustly tried and hanged. Brazos makes the mistake of trusting Bess, sister of Jane, but she is in love with ranch foreman Bard Macky, the man who killed Tyrell.

Brazos refuses to strap on his guns, but Yount and hired gun Orcutt try to ambush him or run him off. Inskip is murdered in cold blood and so is young cowhand Johnny O'Neil, the last straw. Brazos arms himself and goes after the bad guys, wounding Yount several times to make him talk, then calling out Orcutt and Bard for a final showdown, with Jane's help.



Gunfighters was filmed on location at Andy Jauregui Ranch and Monogram Ranch in Newhall, California, Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park in Agua Dulce, California, and Sedona, Arizona.[2]


  1. ^ "Gunfighters". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Locations for Gunfighters". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 

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