Invitation to a Gunfighter

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Invitation to a Gunfighter
Directed by Richard Wilson
Produced by Richard Wilson
Written by Hal Goodman
Larry Klein
Starring Yul Brynner
Janice Rule
George Segal
Music by David Raksin
Cinematography Joseph MacDonald
Edited by Robert C. Jones
Production
company
Hermes Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
October 14, 1964 (1964-10-14)
Running time
92 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1.8 million[1]
Box office $3.1 million[1]

Invitation to a Gunfighter is a 1964 Western directed by Richard Wilson, starring Yul Brynner and George Segal. It was based on a 1957 teleplay by Larry Klien that appeared on Playhouse 90.[2]

Plot[edit]

Confederate veteran Matt Weaver (George Segal) returns home to New Mexico after the Civil War and discovers his farm was sold by a banker named Brewster (Pat Hingle). His fiancee Ruth (Janice Rule) has married another man in his absence.

Ruth's husband and other Union sympathizers in town resent Weaver's allegiance to the Rebels during the war. His town turns against him, and soon Brewster hires a mulatto gunman named d'Estaing (Yul Brynner) to come to town and provoke Weaver into a fatal fight.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The film recorded a loss of $900,000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tino Balio, United Artists: The Company The Changed the Film Industry, Uni of Wisconsin Press, 1987 p 146
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0675580/

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