A Gunfight

(1971)
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Will Tenneray and Abe Cross are two aging, famous gunfighters, both in need of money. Cross rides into town, having failed as a gold prospector. His reputation is such that everyone expects him to shoot it out with Tenneray, who capitalizes on his legend by working at the saloon to "sucker fools into buying drinks." To the town's surprise, Tenneray and Cross take a liking to one another. There is no hostility between them whatsoever.Tenneray is desperate for money, however. He comes up with the idea to stage a duel to the death in a bullfight arena, with the ticket proceeds going to the winner. Unfortunately, by killing Cross, he reasons to Nora, his wife, "I could lose my best friend." The actual gunfight is shot in a low-key and unromanticised fashion, and is over in a couple of seconds. In an extended fantasy sequence near the end, the widow of the defeated gunfighter imagines what might have happened if her husband had won.

  1. Lamont Johnson

    Director

  2. Harold Jack Bloom

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash

    Abe Cross

  2. Kirk Douglas

    Kirk Douglas

    Will Tenneray

  3. Jane Alexander

    Jane Alexander

    Nora Tenneray

  4. Karen Black

    Karen Black

    Jenny Simms

  5. Dana Elcar

    Dana Elcar

    Marv Green

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A Gunfight
A Gunfight

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Status Released

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  • August 25, 1971
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 29m

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