Gun Town


55m 1946

Brief Synopsis

Indian Agent Kip Lewis arrives in Gun Town where Buckskin Sawyer is having her payroll shipments robbed by Indians. Kip and his men are ready the next time and learn the robbers are white men dressed as Indians. Kip finds Davy Sawyer's case at the scene and confronts him. When Davy accuses Talbot whom he lent it to, Talbot shoots him. But Davy names Talbot before he dies and Kip goes after him.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 18, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
4,742ft

Synopsis

After the stagecoach to Gun Town is robbed of its payroll by a band of outlaws disguised as Indians and races out of control, it is saved by Indian agent Kip Lewis, who is later falsely accused of being in on the holdup. Kip is almost lynched by an angry mob upon his arrival in Gun Town, but stagecoach owner "Buckskin" Jane Sawyer stops the hanging by stating that the robbery was committed by Indians. Saloon owner Lucky Dorgan and his new singer, Belle Townley, watch in amusement, as they have ordered the robberies in hopes of stealing away Jane's contract with Wells Fargo & Co. Belle, however, starts to question their crooked partnership when she learns that Lucky has become engaged to Jane, but the saloon owner swears his true affections to her. Belle, in turn, courts the attentions of Davey Sawyer, Jane's younger brother, in order to learn the dates of each new payroll shipment. Having been released by the mob, Kip tells Jane that he believes the Indians are not behind the stagecoach attacks, as he has just met with them. Kip, Jane and the sheriff then organize a posse, which drives off the next "Indian" attack and allows them to discover the true racial identity of the would-be robbers. Afterward, Kip accuses Davey of being in on the robberies, because he has found the young man's birthday present near the attack site. Realizing that Lucky is behind the robberies, Davey confronts the saloon owner and is killed when he refuses to join Lucky's gang. Before he dies, however, Davey implicates Lucky to Kip and Ivory Keys, the stagecoach driver. With the sheriff out of town, Kip attempts to arrest Lucky himself, but the saloon owner makes his escape with the help of Belle. In order to reclaim the stolen stagecoach money he left behind in his saloon, Lucky convinces the Apaches to attack Gun Town by declaring that the townspeople are planning a raid on their village. In the midst of the attack, Lucky and his men, in their Indian guise, ride into Gun Town and break into the Wells Fargo office. Their plan is thwarted by Kip and Jane, who kills Lucky before he can murder Kip. The Indian attack is repelled, but the town is almost destroyed. Kip comforts Jane by telling her that the town can be rebuilt and promises to help her do it.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 18, 1946
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
4,742ft

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According to the Motion Picture Herald Prod Digest review, Gun Town was actor Kirby Grant's first film as a Universal western hero. Grant took over Rod Cameron's slot at the studio. Modern sources include Tex Cooper and Merrill McCormack in the cast.