Gunman's Walk

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Gunman's Walk
Gunmans Walk 1958 poster.jpg
1958 theatrical poster
Directed by Phil Karlson
Produced by Fred Kohlmar
Written by Ric Hardman
Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent
Starring Van Heflin
Tab Hunter
Kathryn Grant
Music by George Duning
Cinematography Charles Lawton Jr.
Edited by Jerome Thoms
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • July 1958 (1958-07)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Gunman's Walk is a 1958 Technicolor Western CinemaScope film directed by Phil Karlson. It stars Van Heflin and Tab Hunter.[1]


Davy Hackett (James Darren) and his hot-tempered, arrogant older brother Ed (Tab Hunter) are about to assist their rancher father Lee (Van Heflin) on a cattle drive to Wyoming. The brothers meet Cecily "Clee" Chouard (Kathryn Grant), a beautiful half-French, half-Sioux woman, and when Ed makes unwanted advances toward her, Davy intervenes.

Clee's brother Paul (Bert Convy) is invited to join the cattle drive. Ed, obsessed with capturing a white mare, resents Paul's interference and pushes him off a cliff to his death. It is witnessed by two Indians, but when the case comes to court, Ed is released because Lee has bribed a man named Sieverts (Ray Teal) to lie that the death was an accident.

Sieverts is given 10 horses in exchange, but when he selects the white mare, Ed shoots him. Jailed once again, Ed shoots a deputy and escapes. Lee hunts down his own son and kills him, then leads Davy and Clee back to the ranch.


Production notes[edit]

  • Production Dates: 10 Dec-23 Dec 1957
  • The film's working title was The Slicks.
  • According to studio publicity materials, some scenes in the film were shot in and around Tucson, AZ.
  • Filmed in Technicolor[2] and CinemaScope.[1]

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