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Gun the Man Down Details


Two years into Gunsmoke, James Arness took time out of his busy schedule to star in the medium-budget western Arizona Mission. Trading in his white hat for a black one, Arness plays a bandit. He and partners Robert J. Wilke and Don Megowan pull off a robbery; the partners then vamoose with the loot, leaving Big Jim empty-handed and seriously wounded. He is also betrayed by his lady friend Angie Dickinson. When Arness finally catches up with his former chums, he decides to "psych" them out rather than fill them full of lead right off the bat. Written by future director Burt Kennedy, who'd penned many a "Mexican standoff" picture for Randolph Scott and Budd Boetticher, Arizona Mission represented the first big-screen directorial effort for Andrew McLaglen. The film was originally released as Gun the Man Down. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


James Arness
as Rem Anderson
Angie Dickinson
as Janice
Robert J. Wilke
as Matt Rankin
Michael Emmet
as Billy Deal
Harry Carey, Jr.
as Deputy Lee
Frank Fenton
Don Megowan
as Ralph Farley


Andrew V. McLaglen
John Wayne
Burt Kennedy
William H. Clothier
Henry Vars
Composer (Music Score)
Neva Rames
Costume Designer