Matt Hough

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One of the great, brooding westerns that came after the end of World War II, Henry King’s The Gunfighter does a deep, introspective dive into the psyche of a haunted killer.



The Gunfighter (1950)



Released: 21 Aug 1950
Rated: Not Rated
Runtime: 85 min




Director: Henry King
Genre: Western



Cast: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker
Writer(s): William Bowers (screenplay by), William Sellers (screenplay by), William Bowers (from a story by), André De Toth (from a story by)



Plot: Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.



IMDB rating: 7.7
MetaScore: 94





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What a beautifully written review! I'm not generally into Westerns, but your description of this made it sound so interesting that I want to see it. When you can make someone interested in a film they had previously thought they did not need to see, that's impressive.
 

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What a beautifully written review! I'm not generally into Westerns, but your description of this made it sound so interesting that I want to see it. When you can make someone interested in a film they had previously thought they did not need to see, that's impressive.
How very kind of you to say so! I really appreciate it.
 

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Same here, PLUS I had a $10 code for being a Criterion Channel subscriber. :)
 
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Same here, PLUS I had a $10 code for bing a Criterion Channel subscriber. :)
I also had a code, which they sent me last spring out of the blue. I am not a subscriber. I guess you're not so special after all ;)

I also picked up Battle of Algiers and Destry Rides Again. I think I exercised considerable self-control this sale.
 
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Also free to watch on Tubi channel and the HD digital version is $9.99 on Google Play
After watching the Criterion Blu-ray this weekend, I compared it to the HD digital and it's not even close video or audio presentation-wise. Whenever I want to watch this great film again, the Blu-ray will be my only choice for such a viewing. It's that much better than the digital.
 

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I just saw this via streaming on Tubi, which had a somewhat better quality stream than Roku's own app (at least on my setup). I really liked it, particularly the ironic ending. So, I'm very glad to hear that the BluRay is even better quality. I'll be buying it in the next few days (whenever I get out of the house!)

Matt, thanks again for your review. I never would have watched it without the review, and I would have missed out on a real gem.
 
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