Son of a Gunfighter

Son of a Gunfighter (Spanish: El Hijo del Pistolero) is a 1965 Western film directed by Paul Landres.[1] It was the last MGM film to be shot in CinemaScope.[2]

Son of a Gunfighter
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Directed byPaul Landres
Produced byLester Welch
Written byClarke Reynolds
StarringRuss Tamblyn
Kieron Moore
Music byRobert Mellin
CinematographyManuel Berenguer
Release date
Running time
91 minutes
United States

Russ Tamblyn was cast as "Son of a Gunfighter" in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained as a homage to this film.[3]


Along the Mexican–American border, outlaws rob a bank then attack a stagecoach and find themselves defeated with the help of an ace gunman who seems to be looking for the group leader. After being injured in a shoot-out with bandidos, the young man continues his quest, aided by the Mexican rancher the bandits were trying to rob.


  • Russ Tamblyn as Johnny Ketchum
  • Kieron Moore as Deputy Mace Fenton
  • James Philbrook as James 'Ace' Ketchum
  • Fernando Rey as Don Pedro Fortuna
  • María Granada as Pilar Fortuna, Don Pedro's Daughter
  • Aldo Sambrell as Juan Morales, Bandit Chief
  • Antonio Casas as Pecos, Ace's Lieutenant
  • Barta Barri as Esteban, Don Pedro's Major Domo
  • Ralph Browne as Sheriff Litton
  • Andy Anza as Fuentes - Morales' Lieutenant
  • Fernando Hilbeck as Joaquin - Johnny's Guide
  • Héctor Quiroga as Jim - Stagecoach Guard
  • Carmen Tarrazo as Maria - Esteban's Wife
  • María José Collado as Sarita, Pilar's Maid
  • Carmen Collado
  • Julio Pérez Tabernero

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ SON OF A GUNFIGHTER Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 32, Iss. 372, (Jan 1, 1965): 138.
  3. ^ Whisky bet won role in hit movie [Edition 4] Carson, Alan. Daily Record 1 Feb 2013: 3.

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