The wrong (wo)man
The Hired Gun, A very short western,clocking at hardly 70 min,but a fast moving one,well acted and with a screenplay which can appeal to ladies ,which is not obvious a far as this genre is concerned ;the background may be the wild west ,but the plot is sometimes close to detective story ,a whodunit (although you would have guessed who the culprit is in the first minutes!) ‘ Annee Francis portrays a young widow,falsely accused of her husband ‘s murder and sentenced to death (rare in westerns for a girl!);as her uncle helps her to escape (with Chuck “rifleman” Connors dressed up as a priest),the ruthless in-laws……well check the title .
Rory Calhoun is efficient as the hired gun ;he also produced this entertaining movie,which seems to suffer for its small budget :the last quarter seems botched,but the rest is pretty well done.