The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Stranger Wore a Gun1953

The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)





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John M. Cunningham's novel Yankee Gold provides the basis for this western. Th'e story centers on Lt. Jeff Travis, a former rebel spy living in Arizona and looking to restore his lost honor by keeping outlaws from stealing a gold shipment from a stagecoach. The movie was originally filmed in 3-D and features several exciting scenes, including a fight in a burning saloon.

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Randolph Scott
as Jeff Travis
Claire Trevor
as Josie Sullivan
Joan Weldon
as Shelby Conroy
Lee Marvin
as Dan Kurth
George Macready
as Jules Mourret
Ernest Borgnine
as Bull Slager
Pierre Watkin
as Jason Conroy
Joseph Vitale
as Dutch Mueller
Clem Bevans
as Jim Martin
Reed Howes
as Harve Comis
Roscoe Ates
as Milt Hooper
Mary Newton
as Stagecoach Passenger
Mary Lou Holloway
as Stage Passenger
Franklyn Farnum
as Stage Passenger
Tap Canutt
as Henchman
Al Haskell
as Posse Man
Frank Ellis
as Prescott Townsman
Frank S. Hagney
as Deputy Sheriff
Phil Tully
as Confederate Soldier/Barfly
Al Hill
as Rafe
Harry Mendoza
as Faro Dealer
Terry Frost
as Riverboat Poker Player
Diana Dawson
as Mother on Stage
Herbert Rawlinson
as Man on Riverboat Stairs
Britt Wood
as Stevedore with Harmonica
Harry Seymour
as Riverboat Poker Player
James Millican
as William Clarke Quantrill
Jack Woody
as Guerrilla Raider/Townsman
Rayford Barnes
as Raider Todd/Townsman
Edith Evanson
as Mrs. Martin
Guy Teague
as Posse Man
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Critic Reviews for The Stranger Wore a Gun

All Critics (3)

There is no reason why anyone should remember this bad programme Western.

March 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Though the visuals in this 3-D film have depth, the story itself remains shallow and clichéd.

May 22, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The plot is a little convoluted, but Scott is an engaging hero, even when he's playing a bastard.

December 2, 2005 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Stranger Wore a Gun


Pedestrian western was originally released in 3-D but that is lost on the small screen. What's left is a customarily good performance by Claire Trevor and a decent supporting cast including Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine.

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