Der Einzelgänger (1955)

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Der Einzelgänger: Directed by Richard Wilson. With Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Karen Sharpe, Henry Hull. When a notorious tough ‘town tamer’ is hired by the citizenry to rid of the gunmen driving them off their land, he finds the local saloon madam to be an old friend.

“there should be a sub-genre in the Western called u0026#39;the Robert Mitchum Westernu0026#39;. Mitchumu0026#39;s brilliant, idiosyncratic, usually undervalued Westerns import his film noir persona to etch some compellingly dark character sketches, and bring an elegiac world-weariness more familiar from the films of Sam Peckinpah. u0026#39;Man with the gunu0026#39; is one of his best. Directed by Orson Welles protege Richard Wilson, it is a stark, monochrome beauty, full of chilling silhouettes and terrifying outbursts of savage violence, as Mitchum comes to tame a town terrorised by a monopolist with a private army. Mitchumu0026#39;s regression from soft-spoken stranger to deranged murderer, with a host of dark emotions in between, is a marvel of expressive, physical acting.”

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