The Stranger Wore a Gun
|The Stranger Wore a Gun|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||André De Toth|
|Produced by||Harry Joe Brown|
|Screenplay by||Kenneth Gamet|
|Based on||"Yankee Gold"
by John W. Cunningham
|Music by||Mischa Bakaleinikoff (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
The Stranger Wore a Gun is a 1953 Technicolor Western film directed by André De Toth and starring Randolph Scott and Claire Trevor. 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. The supporting cast features Joan Weldon, George Macready, Alfonso Bedoya, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine.
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.
- Randolph Scott as Jeff Travis
- Claire Trevor as Josie Sullivan
- Joan Weldon as Shelby Conroy
- George Macready as Jules Mourret
- Alfonso Bedoya as Degas
- Lee Marvin as Dan Kurth
- Ernest Borgnine as Bull Slager
- Pierre Watkin as Jason Conroy
- Joseph Vitale as Shorty
- Clem Bevans as Jim Martin
Shortly after the halfway point, Shelby mistakenly calls Randolph's character, "Jeff" who is known to her at this specific time in the movie as, "Mark," in the following line, "Jeff, I know you've done everything you could to help us..."
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