Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it's time for a change. That ask for Patch's resignation, but he refuses on the basis that the town on hiring him had promised him the job for as long as he wanted it. Afraid for the town's future and even more afraid of the fact that Marshal Patch knows all the town's dark secrets, the city fathers decide that old-style violence is the only way to rid themselves of the unwanted lawman.

Directing:
  • Don Siegel
  • Alan Smithee
  • Robert Totten

Writing:
  • Joseph Calvelli
  • Lewis B. Patten

Stars:
Release Date: 1969-04-04
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 100
Richard Widmark
Richard Widma...
Marshal Frank Patch
Kathleen Freeman
Kathleen Free...
Mary Elizabeth
Lena Horne
Lena Horne
Claire Quintana
Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Con...
Lester Locke
Kent Smith
Kent Smith
Andrew Oxley
Jacqueline Scott
Jacqueline Sc...
Laurie Mills
Morgan Woodward
Morgan Woodwa...
Ivan Stanek
Larry Gates
Larry Gates
Mayor Chester Sayre
Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
Doc Adams
John Saxon
John Saxon
Lou Trinidad
Darleen Carr
Darleen Carr
Hilda Jorgenson
Royal Dano
Royal Dano
Arch Brandt
Jimmy Lydon
Jimmy Lydon
Luke Mills
Harry Carey, Jr.
Harry Carey,...
Reverend Cork
David Opatoshu
David Opatosh...
Edward Rosenblum
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