SPHE Press Release: The Stranger Wore A Gun

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Action-Packed Western Starring Randolph Scott, George Macready,
    Claire Trevor, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine


    Debuts on DVD September 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

    Culver City, CA (June 27, 2005) – Randolph Scott (Ride the High Country, The Desperadoes) stars in the action-packed classic western, The Stranger Wore a Gun, available for the first time on DVD September 6 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Academy Award® nominee André De Toth (The Gunfighter, 1953’s House of Wax), who directed seven of Scott’s westerns, The Stranger Wore a Gun also features George Macready (Gilda) and Oscar® winners Lee Marvin (Cat Ballou, The Dirty Dozen), Ernest Borgnine (Marty, The Wild Bunch) and Claire Trevor (Key Largo, Stagecoach). The DVD will sell for $14.94 SLP.
    One of the first 3-D films ever produced, The Stranger Wore a Gun was released in 1953, just after the craze for stereoscopic movies had begun. Scott stars as Lt. Jeff Travis, a former Civil War spy who heads west to start a new life. In Arizona, Travis meets up with an old friend (Macready) who he discovers is planning a gold robbery. Unfortunately, the intended vicitim, the owner of a freight line, coincidentally turns out to be the father of Travis’ love interest (Trevor).
    Filmed at the height of his popularity, The Stranger Wore a Gun showcases Randolph Scott at his best in the type of film that made him famous. Few stars have been so closely identified with one genre as Randolph Scott was with the western. Tall and ruggedly handsome, Scott typified the Hollywood cowboy. He successfully modified the genre's clichés to fit his own personal style, especially in the modestly budgeted, gritty Westerns he co-produced and starred in during the 1950s. During his 30-year career, Scott made 104 films, more than 60 of them westerns.

    DVD Special Features Include:
    •Remastered in High Definition
    •Full Screen Presentation
    •Audio: English
    •Subtitles: English, Japanese
    •Bonus Previews

    DVD Specs:
    Not Rated
    Black and White / Closed Captioned
    Running Time: approx. 82 minutes
    DVD Catalog: 09455
    UPC Code: 0-43396-09455-0
    Order Date: 8/4/05
    DVD SLP: $14.94 SLP
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