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A Man Called Gannon
A Man Called Gannon“A drifter with a tragic past fetches up
  on the Kansas plains and winds up
  with more than he bargains for when
  teaches the ropes to a young greenhorn
  with attitude and attracts the attention
  of a widowed ranch owner in the action-
  packed 60s Western A Man Called
  Gannon
...


TAKING ON A YOUNG TENDERFOOT lands seasoned cowboy Gannon (Anthony Franciosa: A Face In The Crowd) in a heap of trouble in Kansas when he comes across brash but inexperienced young Jess Washburn (Michael Sarazzin: They Shoot Horses, Don't They) from Philadelphia and takes him under his wing.

Gannon travels across Kansas hidden in a freight train with other drifters, including Jess, and the two men witness a killing, which could have serious consequences for both of them without Gannon's quick thinking.

A very creditable
Western, well cast with
Anthony Franciosa
and Michael Sarazzin in
fine form.
A Man Called Gannon
is a memorable movie
with tetchy cowboys and
gunplay and peppered
with romance...”
In town Gannon heads for Louisa's (Eddra Gale) bordello, where he is greeted by old friend Matty (Susan Oliver: Peyton Place), whom he knew back in Texas and who has always had a soft spot for him. She persuades him to stay in town and to look for work at a nearby ranch.

Jess has followed Gannon, who takes the nave youngster under his wing and teaches him to shoot and how to work with cattle. Together they are taken on as cowboys by the widowed Beth (Judi West: The Fortune Cookie), who quickly sets her sights on Gannon.

Following a run-in with Beth's surly foreman Capper (John Anderson: Psycho), Jess leaves and throws his lot in with Ben Farlowe (Harry Basch) who, after hearing that Beth plans to bring in thousands more cattle than her own land can sustain, has ordered enough barbed wire to fence off vast swathes of open range for his own herd.

The resulting range war sees Gannon and Jess on opposite sides, their loyalties tested to the limit, in this compelling, action-packed Western from 1968.

A creditable Western, well cast with Anthony Franciosa and Michael Sarazzin in fine form. A Man Called Gannon is a memorable movie with tetchy cowboys and gunplay and peppered with romance. Some brief scenes of a sexual nature.

A Man Called Gannon also features: David Sheiner as Sheriff Polaski; James Westerfield as Amos; Eddie Firestone as Maz; Gavin McLeod (The Love Boat) as Lou; Harry Davis as Harry; and Robert Sorrells as Goff.

Costume Designer is Helen Colvig; Music is by Dave Grusin; Director of Photography is William Margulies; Writers: D D Beauchamp, Borden Chase, Gene R Kearney and Dee Linford; Produced by Howard Christie; and Directed by James Goldstone.

* A Man Called Gannon is released on DVD in the UK by Simply Media on 21 March 2016. Certificate: 12 | Running Time: 105 Minutes | Catalogue Number: 164443 | RRP: 12.99.

"A very creditable Western, well cast with Anthony Franciosa and Michael Sarazzin in fine form. A Man Called Gannon is a memorable movie with tetchy cowboys and gunplay and peppered with romance" Maggie Woods