Gunsmoke (film)

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Directed by Nathan Juran
Produced by Aaron Rosenberg
Written by Norman A. Fox (novel)
D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay)
Starring Audie Murphy
Susan Cabot
Paul Kelly
Music by Herman Stein
Cinematography Charles P. Boyle
Edited by Ted J. Kent
Distributed by Universal-International
Release dates
  • March 1953 (1953-03)
Running time
79 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.3 million (US rentals)[1]

Gunsmoke is a 1953 western film directed by Nathan Juran and starring Audie Murphy alongside Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly, Charles Drake. Gunsmoke is a Technicolor film for action star and war hero Audie Murphy.[2]


Murphy stars as Reb Kittridge, a wandering hired gun who is hired to kill a rancher (played by Paul Kelly). The gunman has also fallen in love with the rancher's daughter (Susan Cabot). Reb mends his ways by the time Gunsmoke comes to a close.[3]



The movie started filming in June 1952 under the title of Roughshod. It was the first of three Westerns Murphy made with Nathan Juran over two years.[4]


  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
  2. ^ Gunsmoke at Audie Murphy Memorial Site
  3. ^ Gossett, Sue, The Films and Career of Audie Murphy, Empire Publishing, Inc., 1996, pp. 47–48.
  4. ^ Don Graham, No Name on the Bullet: The Biography of Audie Murphy, Penguin, 1989 p 228

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