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The Gun That Won the West (1955)

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71 min | Action, Adventure, Western

In the late 1860s, Colonel Carrington and his command are assigned the job of constructing a chain of forts in the Sioux Indian territory - of Wyoming. Carrington recruits former cavalry scouts Jim Bridger and "Dakota Jack" Gaines to lead ...See moreIn the late 1860s, Colonel Carrington and his command are assigned the job of constructing a chain of forts in the Sioux Indian territory - of Wyoming. Carrington recruits former cavalry scouts Jim Bridger and "Dakota Jack" Gaines to lead the project. Bridger and Gaines are friendly with Sioux Chief Red Cloud, and they feel a peace treaty with the Indians can be made. If an Indian war breaks out, the cavalry is depending on getting a new type of Springfield rifle. Bridger, Gaines and Gaines wife, Maxine, arrive at the fort for the conference. Gaines, in a drunken fit, tries to intimidate the Indians into signing a treaty. Chief Red Cloud threatens war if his territory is invaded by any troops building forts. Written by Les Adams See less
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Robert E. Kent (story and screenplay) (as James B. Gordon)
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Sep 1, 1955 (United States)

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Dennis Morgan
Jim Bridger Jim Bridger   See fewer
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Paula Raymond
Mrs. Maxine Gaines Mrs. Maxine Gaines   See fewer
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Richard Denning
'Dakota' Jack Gaines 'Dakota' Jack Gaines   See fewer
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Chris O'Brien
Sgt. Timothy Carnahan Sgt. Timothy Carnahan   See fewer
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Robert Bice
Chief Red Cloud Chief Red Cloud   See fewer
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Michael Morgan
Afraid of Horses Afraid of Horses   See fewer
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Roy Gordon
Colonel Carrington Colonel Carrington   See fewer
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Howard Wright
General Pope General Pope   See fewer
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Victor Adamson
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Clark
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Coch
Cavalry Officer (uncredited) Cavalry Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cecil Combs
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Conaty
Townsman at Fort (uncredited) Townsman at Fort (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard H. Cutting
Edwin M. Stanton (uncredited) Edwin M. Stanton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard P. Geer
Indian / Trooper (uncredited) Indian / Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Hack
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don C. Harvey
Cavalry Doctor (uncredited) Cavalry Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Haskell
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Isbell
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth MacDonald
Colonel E.M. Still (uncredited) Colonel E.M. Still (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul McGuire
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis Moore
Lieutenant (uncredited) Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Negley
General Carveth (uncredited) General Carveth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Tornek
Trooper (uncredited) Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Travis
Lang - Rifle Demonstrator (uncredited) Lang - Rifle Demonstrator (uncredited)   See fewer
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4.7 / 10 | 181 votes