Death of a Gunfighter 53 years old

Marshall Patch... he lived by the law of the gun...

Death of a Gunfighter

In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it's time for a change. That ask for Patch's resignation, but he refuses on the basis that the town on hiring him had promised him the job for as long as he wanted it. Afraid for the town's future and even more afraid of the fact that Marshal Patch knows all the town's dark secrets, the city fathers decide that old-style violence is the only way to rid themselves of the unwanted lawman.

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Death of a Gunfighter Cast

Name Character
Richard Widmark He was 54, 93 years old when he died as Marshal Frank Patch
Darleen Carr She was 18, now 71 years old as Hilda Jorgenson
Dub Taylor He was 62, 87 years old when he died as Doc Adams
John Saxon He was 33, now 86 years old as Lou Trinidad
Morgan Woodward He was 43, 93 years old when he died as Ivan Stanek
Harry Carey, Jr. He was 47, 91 years old when he died as Reverend Cork
Royal Dano He was 46, 71 years old when he died as Arch Brandt
Jacqueline Scott She was 37, now 90 years old as Laurie Mills
Larry Gates He was 53, 81 years old when he died as Mayor Chester Sayre
David Opatoshu He was 51, 78 years old when he died as Edward Rosenblum
Lena Horne She was 51, 92 years old when she died as Claire Quintana
Kathleen Freeman She was 50, 82 years old when she died as Mary Elizabeth
Carroll O'Connor He was 44, 76 years old when he died as Lester Locke
Michael McGreevey He was 21, now 74 years old as Dan Joslin
Kent Smith He was 62, 78 years old when he died as Andrew Oxley
Jimmy Lydon He was 45, now 99 years old as Luke Mills

Death of a Gunfighter Crew

Name Department
Robert F. Shugrue as Editor. He was 32 (62) years old when He died Editing
Alexander Golitzen as Art Direction. He was 61 (97) years old when He died Art
Joseph Calvelli as Screenplay. Writing
Robert Totten as Director. He was 32 (57) years old when He died Directing
Alan Smithee as Director. Directing
Don Siegel as Director. He was 56 (78) years old when He died Directing
Richard E. Lyons as Producer. Production
Lewis B. Patten as Novel. He was 54 (66) years old when He died Writing
Oliver Nelson as Original Music Composer. He was 36 (43) years old when He died Sound
Andrew Jackson as Director of Photography. He was 202 (78) years old when He died Camera
Howard E. Johnson as Art Direction. He was 61 (83) years old when He died Art
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Death of a Gunfighter (53 years)

Marshall Patch... he lived by the law of the gun...

  • Release day: Friday, April 25, 1969
  • Runtime: 94 minutes