Gunfight in Abilene
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|Gunfight in Abilene|
|Directed by||William Hale|
|Produced by||Howard Christie|
|Screenplay by||John D.F. Black
|Story by||Clarence Upson Young|
|Music by||Bobby Darin|
|Edited by||Gene Palmer|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Gunfight in Abilene is a 1967 western film starring Bobby Darin in a non-singing role. It is the second film based on the short story "Gun Shy" by Clarence Upson Young, the first being Showdown at Abilene (1956), starring Jock Mahoney in the role played by Darin in the remake.
Cal Wayne accidentally kills a fellow Confederate soldier during the Civil War. He returns to his hometown of Abilene, Kansas after the war and ends up replacing the corrupt Joe Slade as the town's sheriff.
A feud is ongoing between local cattlemen and farmers. Cattle baron Grant Evers takes it upon himself to exact harsh justice against rustlers, with or without proof. A grudge exists Evers and the new sheriff because Cal's fiancee, Amy Martin, believing he was dead, is now engaged to marry Evers.
Evers learns that it was his own brother who was shot by Cal during the war. But he is killed by Slade in a quarrel, whereupon Slade is shot dead by Cal.
- Bobby Darin as Cal Wayne
- Emily Banks as Amy Martin
- Leslie Nielsen as Grant Evers
- Donnelly Rhodes as Joe Slade
- Don Galloway as Ward Kent
- Frank McGrath as Ned Martin
- Michael Sarrazin as Cord Decker
- Barbara Werle as Leann
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