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Wednesday Western: 'No Name on the Bullet'

Dec 12, 2012 - 08:55 AM
Wednesday Western: 'No Name on the Bullet'

Free for you to view on YouTube.com:  No Name on the Bullet, an offbeat 1959 western that finds Audie Murphy cast against type as the villain of the piece, a cold-blooded hired gun who upsets the citizenry in a small town.

When gunslinger John Gant (Murphy) rides into Lordsburg, Arizona, most of the locals are seriously spooked out . They figure he’s in the vicinity to kill someone — anyone — and will avoid arrest, as he always does, by claiming self-defense after goading his target into drawing first.

Luke Canfield (Charles Drake), a straight-shooting doctor/blacksmith, doesn’t want to rush to judgment while sizing up Gant. But when Gant reveals just who he’s gunning for, Luke feels compelled to stand up against the stranger.

Veteran character actors Warren Stevens, R.G. Armstrong and Whit Bissell loom large in the supporting cast. And if you look close, you’ll see Jerry Paris — later a regular on The Dick Van Dyke Show — as a deputy sheriff. 

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