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The name's Gant. John Gant.,
This review is from: No Name On The Bullet [DVD] (DVD)The more sinister the character, the better Audie Murphy's performance. Here, his character is more overtly evil (with Charles Drake taking on the boring goodnik role) as a known killer-for-hire who has just arrived in town setting off a paranoidal furor. And how Audie embodies cool! Dressed in black. Shaping his laidback Texas twang into something ominous. Confident. And dangerous.
He was generally dismissed as a non-actor. And Audie believed it too. So I don't know what it was he was doing in this movie, but I wish he did it more often. And I wish other actors could learn to do it, too.
This is a thoughtful Western with just enuf action to qualify as such and to keep the groundlings happy. Topping it off, there is the memorable ending. With a better director and better production values this might have been a great Western instead of just a very good one.