A famed gunfighter seeking peace and quiet visits his estranged wife and their small son. The sheriff, who is an old friend, warns the gunfighter that his presence is upsetting the town and it would be best if he moves on. But before he can, challengers seeking to make their own reputations come after him for a gunfight.
Although The Gunfighter received good reviews, the film did not perform well at the box office. Fox studio head Daryl F. Zanuck claimed the film failed because the audience did not want to see Gregory Peck wearing a “funny hat and mustache.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Motion Picture Story.
Cast: Gregory Peck, Helen Westcott, Millard Mitchell, Jean Parker, Karl Malden, Skip Homeier, Anthony Ross, Verna Felton, Ellen Corby, Richard Jaeckel, Edmund Cobb, Victor Adamson, Murray Alper, Chet Brandenburg, Blackie Whiteford, Harry Carter, Sherry Hall, C.E. Anderson, Carl Andre, Beulah Archuletta, Gregg Barton, Ted Mapes, Duke York, James Millican, Peter Brocco, Len Hendry, Ray Hyke, John McKee, Dan White, Larry Buchanan, Cliff Clark, Angela Clarke, Alan Hale Jr., David Clarke, John Pickard, Dick Curtis, Harry Harvey, Jim Hayward, Jean Inness, Tommy Lee, Mae Marsh, Houseley Stevenson, Forrest Matthews, Harry Mendoza, Ralph Moody, Alberto Morin, Edward Mundy, Herman Nowlin, Eddie Parks, Hank Patterson, Harry Shannon, Kim Spalding, Ferris Taylor, Kenneth Tobey, Pierce Lyden, Jack Tornek, Archie Twitchell, William Vedder, Anne Whitfield
Director: Henry King
Producer: Nunnally Johnson
Composer: Alfred Newman
Director of Photography: Arthur C. Miller
Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release Date: 23 June 1950
Running Time: 85 Minute
Country: United States of America
Tagline: Ringo was his name! The challenge of every outlaw gunman! The notorious self-defense killer!