The Quick Gun

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The Quick Gun
Directed by Sidney Salkow
Produced by Grant Whytock
Screenplay by Robert E. Kent
Based on The Fastest Gun
short story
by Steve Fisher
Starring Audie Murphy
Merry Anders
Narrated by Audie Murphy
Music by Richard LaSalle
Cinematography Lester Shorr
Edited by Grant Whytock
Admiral Pictures
Robert E. Kent Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • April 1964 (1964-04)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $400,000[1]

The Quick Gun is a 1964 Technicolor Western Techniscope film starring Audie Murphy.[2] It was one of a series of low-budget films he made in the 1960s.[3]


Clint Cooper (Audie Murphy) returns to his home town, which he had left in disgrace, to claim his father's ranch. On the way he runs into his old gang, led by Spangler (Ted de Corsia), who plan on robbing the town. Clint arrives back in town to find most of the men have left on a cattle drive. He tries to warn them of the impending robbery. He agrees to help the sheriff, an old friend of his called Scotty (James Best), defend the town against the gang. Clint also starts up a relationship with his old girlfriend, Helen (Merry Anders).



Murphy was paid $37,500 for his performance.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Don Graham, No Name on the Bullet: The Biography of Audie Murphy, Penguin, 1989 p 296
  2. ^ The Quick Gun at Audie Murphy Memorial Site
  3. ^ Frank Miller, 'The Quick Gun', Turner Classic Movies accessed 4 June 2012

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