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The Hired Gun (1957)

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63 min | Western

Ellen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle, breaks her out of jail and escorts her to the safety of her uncle's New Mexico ranch. Mace Beldon, her father-in-law, ...See moreEllen Beldon is due to be hanged in Texas for the murder of her husband but Jud Farrow, ranch foreman for her uncle, breaks her out of jail and escorts her to the safety of her uncle's New Mexico ranch. Mace Beldon, her father-in-law, offers professional gunman Gil McCord five-thousand dollars to bring her back to Texas so she can be hung. He is able to get her away and, during the trip back, she tells him the story of her trial. She claims her brother-in-law, Kell Beldon, shot his step-brother (her husband)so that he would be his father's sole heir, and that drunken fur-trapper Elby Kirby was the only witness. Gill decides to see Kirby and force a confession from him. Meanwhile, Kell gets Ellen back by chance and turns her over to the law. Gill gets an order from the district judge to stop the execution, and Kell, seeing his story falling apart tries to out-shoot Gill. Written by Les Adams See less
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Buckley Angell (story) (screenplay) | David Lang (screenplay)
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Rory Calhoun
Gil McCord Gil McCord   See fewer
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Anne Francis
Ellen Beldon Ellen Beldon   See fewer
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Vince Edwards
Kell Beldon Kell Beldon   See fewer
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John Litel
Mace Beldon Mace Beldon   See fewer
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Chuck Connors
Judd Farrow Judd Farrow   See fewer
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Robert Burton
Nathan Conroy Nathan Conroy   See fewer
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Salvador Baguez
Domingo Ortega Domingo Ortega   See fewer
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Elby Kirby Elby Kirby   See fewer
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Regis Parton
Cliff Beldon Cliff Beldon   See fewer
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Beulah Archuletta
Indian Squaw (uncredited) Indian Squaw (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bart Braverman
Pablo (uncredited) Pablo (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Sheriff Jenner (uncredited) Sheriff Jenner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Haworth
Haddon (uncredited) Haddon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nolan Leary
Judge Dwight Larson (uncredited) Judge Dwight Larson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pierce Lyden
Culdane - Sheriff of Beldon County (uncredited) Culdane - Sheriff of Beldon County (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kermit Maynard
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dan Riss
Walt Bodie - Lawyer (uncredited) Walt Bodie - Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Roberson
Frank Cooper - Conroy Ranch Wrangler (uncredited) Frank Cooper - Conroy Ranch Wrangler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Robinson
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Tannen
Deputy-Guard (uncredited) Deputy-Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Loren Wegeman
Cliff Mason (uncredited) Cliff Mason (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.7 / 10 | 172 votes