Cinema: The New Pictures, Dec. 5, 1955

Man with the Gun (Goldwyn Jr.; United Artists) has all the splendid cardboard heroics of the classic western. Sheridan City is so terrorized by a villainous rancher named Dade Holman that the panicky citizens hire flint-eyed, flint-faced Robert Mitchum to civilize the community. Inside of ten minutes, four of Holman's badmen are being measured for coffins. Casually holstering his guns, Town-Tamer Mitchum suggests burying at least two of them out on the wild prairie, because "Sheridan City's too small to have such a big cemetery."

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