Frontier Gun is another of the moderately interesting low-budget westerns turned out by 20th Century-Fox’s Regal Films subsidiary in the late 1950s. John Agar plays Jim Crayle, who offers his services as voluntary marshal when crazed gunman Yubo inaugurates a reign of terror. Unfortunately, Crayle is unable to outdraw Yubo due to a wrist injury, leading the townsfolk to assume that their new marshal is yellow. Only when his argument with Yubo becomes personal does Crayle truly rise to the occasion.
After pennyless miner Jess Collins saves Sonny Grover from two men he calls claim jumpers, he heads fo the town of Colton. There Grover’s brother grub stakes him and he waits for his claim to be recorded. But except for the brother he finds everyone against him including the two alleged claim jumpers who now say he is the partner of the claim jumper Sonny. Eventually he learns everyone except the brother knows Sonny was no good and he finds himself on the wrong side.
This goofy, delightfully sophomoric British spoof on spaghetti westerns was made for only $15,000 and that, along with the booming faux-Morricone score, only heightens the humor. Filmed in lush, green southwestern England (doubling for arid New Mexico), it chronicles the exploits of taciturn hero No Name and his stereotypical Indian side-kick Running Sore as they search for the nefarious villain The Squint.
A 19th-century pioneer family leaves Ohio and moves west to Kansas, encountering danger and hostility, during which the widowed father of one family falls in love with another pioneer whose father has been murdered by vigilantes.
An American arms dealer, Wilson, journeys south of the border during the Mexican Revolution and immediately sparks trouble when he provokes federal troops. His actions impress the revolutionaries, whom he joins forces with, and Wilson convinces his new allies to go after a rival arms dealer named Kennedy. When Wilson falls for Kennedy’s wife, Lisa and the revolutionaries eventually turn on him, the gunrunner finds himself in the line of fire.
A young frontier couple elope, are chased by the girl’s father and brothers, join up with an escaped convict and get mixed up with a charlatan preacher.
Old West highwayman Bill Miner, known to Pinkertons as “The Gentleman Bandit,” is released in 1901 after 33 years in prison, a genial and charming old man. He goes to Washington to live and work with his sister’s family. But the world has changed much while he has been away, and he just can’t adjust. So he goes to Canada and returns to the only thing familiar to him — robbery (with stagecoaches changed to trains).
In one of his rare movie starring assignments, William Talman plays a dual role in The Persuader. Talman is seen as gunslinger Matt Bonham and his twin brother, preacher Mark Bonham. When Mark is killed by outlaw leader Bick Justin, Matt takes his brother’s place in the pulpit, ramming the Fear of God down the throats of the wanton townspeople. Impressed by Bonham’s courage, the townsfolk begin to follow the straight and narrow path.