Top Gun (1955 film)

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Top Gun
Top Gun FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Produced by Edward Small
Screenplay by Steve Fisher
Richard Schayer
Story by Steve Fisher
Starring Sterling Hayden
William Bishop
Music by Irving Gertz
Cinematography Lester White
Edited by Henry Adams
Dwright Caldwell
Production
company
Edward Small Productions
Fame Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • December 1955 (1955-12)
Running time
74 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Top Gun is a 1955 Western film about an ex-gunslinger (Sterling Hayden) who arrives in a small town warning of an impending attack by his old gang. The film features Rod Taylor in one of his first American roles.[1]

Plot[edit]

Rick Martin arrives in a small town warning of an impending attack by his old gang.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Filming started June 1955.[2]

Female lead Karin Booth was married to the grandson of Allan Pinkerton—founder of the world-famous Pinkerton Detective Agency—and producer Edward Small announced plans to star her as a female Pinkerton detective, but no film seems to have resulted.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Vagg, Rod Taylor: An Aussie in Hollywood, Bear Manor Media 2010 p 50
  2. ^ Hayden Next Will Star in Top Gun: Cole Porter 'Wonderland' Readying Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 Mar 1955: B9.
  3. ^ Pinkerton Production on Hot Slate; 'Hired Guns' Speeds Project Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 June 1955: 19.

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