Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Showdown at Abilene (1956) - (Jock Mahoney) Argentine one-sheet

Showdown at Abilene (1956) - (Jock Mahoney) Argentine poster

This is a 29" x 43" Argentine one-sheet poster using art by Reynold Brown for the 1956 Charles F. Haas film Showdown at Abilene based on the short story "Gunshy" by Clarence Upson Young, screenplay by Berne Giler and starring Jock Mahoney as Jim Trask. Plot summary: Jim Trask was once sheriff of Abilene until he went to fight for the Confederacy during the Civil War. When he returns he finds everyone thinks he is dead and his old friend David Mosely [Lyle Bettger] is now engaged to his old sweetheart Peggy Bigelow [Martha Hyer]. Mosely and the area's ranchers are also feuding with the local farmers over land use. Trask resumes his work as sheriff at the insistence of David Mosely. He reluctantly agrees to this because of a sense of obligation to Mosely, since he inadvertently killed his brother Tad during the war. Trask immediately begins enforcing a local law requiring visitors to turn in firearms while in Abilene. The film was remade in 1967 as Gunfight in Abilene starring Bobby Darin.

Cast and crew: Berne Giler, Clarence Upson Young, Jock Mahoney, Martha Hyer, Lyle Bettger, David Janssen, Grant Williams, Ted de Corsia, Charles F. Haas, Howard Christie, Harry Harvey, Dayton Lummis, Richard H. Cutting, Rogert G. Anderson, John Maxwell, Lane Bradford, Reynold Brown

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