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Showdown is a 1963 American Western film directed by R.G. Springsteen and starring Audie Murphy, Kathleen Crowley and Charles Drake. It was originally known as The Iron Collar.[2]

Directed byR.G. Springsteen
Produced byGordon Kay
Written byRic Hardman
(as Bronson Howitzer)
StarringAudie Murphy
Kathleen Crowley
Charles Drake
Music byHans J. Salter
CinematographyEllis W. Carter
Edited byJerome Thoms
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • May 3, 1963 (1963-05-03) (United States)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


Two cowboys, Chris Foster and Bert Pickett, go into town. Bert gets in a fight after getting drunk and he and Chris are put in iron collars, chained to a killer, LaValle. They manage to escape but La Valle wants them to rob a bank.



Showdown was shot in black and white to save money which infuriated Murphy but he still made the movie. Producer Gordon Kay says it earned no less than other Murphy films of the period.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Don Graham, No Name on the Bullet: The Biography of Audie Murphy, Penguin, 1989 p 296
  2. ^ Showdown at Audie Murphy Memorial Site

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