David -No Name on the Bullet (1959)- This is one of the Audie Murphy Westerns that
is a notch above the usual story. It has a more involving story and a sort of a mystery
that is maintained through most of the movie. It is also rare that Murphy is bad
throughout the entire movie, he usually changes to the good guy midway when he starts
out bad. He is a hired gunman who comes to town and everyone knows he is there to
kill someone, but who?
Everyone seems to have a reason to suspect they may be the target, and Murphy seems
to enjoy taunting them.
*** Spoiler Alert - Read no further if you have not watched the movie yet! ***
I know Murphy was not the greatest of actors, but I have come to enjoy his westerns
as a guilty pleasure. My only complaint is how the movie was tied up so neatly at
the end with him getting hit in the arm with the hammer, instantly ending his gunman
career, and the old man dying of a heart attack before Murphy could kill him, thus
saving him from being directly responsible for his death.
May 5, 2014 _ __
No Name on the Bullet - Western. Professional killer John Gant rides into Lordsburg,
and everyone is wondering if they're the one he is going to kill.