No Name on the Bullet

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  • NR
  • 1959
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 7.2  (2,983)

No Name on the Bullet is a classic western movie from 1959 that stars the legendary Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, and Joan Evans. The plot revolves around a mysterious hired gunman named John Gant, played by Audie Murphy, who arrives in the small town of Lordsburg with a sole purpose of murdering someone. The catch is that he does not reveal who he is going to kill, but the townspeople start fearing for their own lives as a result of his mere presence.

John Gant is a peculiar character who never smiles or picks fights, but his ability with a gun is unmatched. As he waits for his target to arrive, he starts interacting with the townspeople and slowly learns about their secrets, desires, and motivations. What he discovers about the town and its people contrasts with his initial impression and makes him question his mission.

However, John Gant's arrival instigates fear and paranoia among the townspeople, who start second-guessing their past actions and words. Some start confessing their sins, while others plot to kill him before he can kill them. The tension and suspense build as the clock ticks towards the inevitable confrontation between John Gant and his target.

The movie's theme revolves around the morality of violence and the consequences it has on individuals and society. It explores how fear and guilt can twist people's minds and turn them against each other. It also delves into the concept of destiny and how one's actions can alter it.

Audie Murphy's acting is commendable; he portrays his character's coldness and detachment convincingly. His presence dominates every scene he is in, and his performance is undoubtedly the highlight of the movie. Charles Drake's character, Doctor Luke Canfield, is one of the few who show empathy towards John Gant and tries to dissuade him from killing. Joan Evans' character, Anne Benson, is the love interest of Doctor Luke, and her role adds emotional depth to the movie.

The movie's production design reflects the times and accurately recreates the look and feel of a western town in the late 1800s. The cinematography is equally impressive, with many shots capturing the vast expanse of the American west.

No Name on the Bullet is a slow-burning western with minimal action but high tension and suspense. Its themes and ideas make it a thought-provoking movie that raises questions about morality, human nature, and destiny. The movie's ending is satisfying and thought-provoking, leaving the viewer to ponder its implications on society and the individual.

Overall, No Name on the Bullet is a must-watch for fans of classic western movies and anyone interested in exploring the darker side of human nature. With excellent performances, a well-crafted plot, and excellent production design, it is a gem of a movie that stands the test of time.

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    7.2  (2,983)