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The Gatling Gun (1971)

PG | | Action, Drama, Western | May 1971 (USA)
Two backstabbing deserters steal a Gatling Gun from their cavalry unit to attack an Apache tribe and steal their gold. They get help from a naive pacifist pastor. Meanwhile, both the cavalry and the Apache go after them - and the Gun.

Director:

Robert Gordon
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Guy Stockwell ... Lt. Wayne Malcolm
Robert Fuller ... Pvt. Sneed
BarBara Luna ... Leona (as Barbara Luna)
Woody Strode ... Runner the Scout
Patrick Wayne ... Jim Boland
Pat Buttram ... Tin Pot
Carlos Rivas ... Two-Knife
Tommy Cook ... Pvt. Elwood
Steve Conte ... Pvt. Mitchell
David Cargo David Cargo ... Cpl. Benton (as Honorable Governor David F. Cargo)
John Carradine ... The Reverend Harper
Judith Jordan ... Martha Boland (as Judy Jordan)
Phil Harris ... Luke Boland
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Two backstabbing deserters steal a Gatling Gun from their cavalry unit to attack an Apache tribe and steal their gold. They get help from a naive pacifist pastor. Meanwhile, both the cavalry and the Apache go after them - and the Gun.

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Tough men, during hard times, battle for the ultimate weapon. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

May 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King Gun See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Final screen appearance of Phil Harris; he subsequently did voices for several animated features. See more »

Quotes

Tin Pot: We're all in this damn thing together.
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Familiar cast with no conviction
1 September 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A familiar cast of western regulars make up the players in The Gatling Gun. Sad to say that a badly written and/or a badly edited story fill this plot with more holes than a Gatling Gun could give a wooden wall.

A couple of troopers plus Reverend John Carradine and his seductive stepchild Barbara Luna steal a Gatling Gun from the army to give to the Apaches. One of the troopers is killed, but the other, Robert Fuller, is captured along with Carradine and Luna and Captain Guy Stockwell is assigned to bring The Gatling Gun and his prisoners back.

But the Apache chief Carlos Rivas still wants that weapon and the rest of the film is concerned with his efforts to get it even though he doesn't know that it doesn't have a firing pin.

The players here speak their lines truly without conviction. They all know that when the film is done it will grace their Thanksgiving table that year.


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