The Stranger Wore a Gun

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The Stranger Wore a Gun
The Stranger Wore a Gun Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by André De Toth
Produced by Harry Joe Brown
Screenplay by Kenneth Gamet
Based on "Yankee Gold" (story) 
by John W. Cunningham
Starring
Music by Mischa Bakaleinikoff (uncredited)
Cinematography Lester White
Edited by
  • Gene Havlick
  • James Sweeney
Production
company
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • July 30, 1953 (1953-07-30) (USA)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Stranger Wore a Gun is a 1953 Western film directed by André De Toth and starring Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, and Joan Weldon.[1] Based on the short story "Yankee Gold" by John W. Cunningham, the film is about a former spy who moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but reconsiders and decides to change his life. The film is one of the first 3-D western movies; it earned an estimated $1.6 million at the North American box office in 1953.[2]

Plot[edit]

Jeff Travis (Randolph Scott), a former spy for Quantrill's Raiders, rides to Arizona to start a new life. Finding that his reputation has preceded him, crooked Jules Mourret (George Macready) hires him to monitor a series of gold shipments, in preparation for a major robbery. Travis falls in love with Shelby Conroy (Joan Weldon), daughter of freight-line operator Jason Conroy (Pierre Watkin), and decides to turn honest.

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Stranger Wore a Gun". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Top Box Office Hits of 1953", Variety, January 13, 1954.
  3. ^ "Full cast and crew for The Stranger Wore a Gun". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 

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