GenreWestern Music directorHenry Vars CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 15, 1956 (1956-11-15) Based ona story by
Sam C. Freedle WriterSam Freedle (story), Burt Kennedy CastJames Arness (Rem Anderson), Angie Dickinson (Janice), Emile Meyer (Sheriff Morton), Robert J. Wilke (Matt Rankin), Harry Carey, Jr. (Deputy Lee), Don Megowan (Ralph Farley) Similar moviesCradle 2 the Grave, Small Time Crooks, Killing Zoe, In China They Eat Dogs, From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money, Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II
Gun the Man Down is a 1956 western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring James Arness and Angie Dickinson in her first leading role. The film was produced by Robert E. Morrison for his brother John Wayne's company Batjac Productions. It was the second theatrical feature directed by McLaglen, but his first of many westerns.
Three outlaws rob a bank, but one of them is wounded. His two partners kidnap his girlfriend, take his share of the money and run off, leaving him to be captured by the sheriff. Years later, after he gets out of prison, he goes in search of his double-crossing partners and his girlfriend. He finds them in a semi-deserted, run-down town, but instead of killing them right away, he decides to play cat-and-mouse with them first.