No Name on the Bullet

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Overview

The movie that found star Audie Murphy proving that bad guys can be good too, this nerve-racking tale of retribution on the paranoid West arrives on DVD courtesy of Universal Home Video. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, this disc also offers optional Spanish and French subtitles. An original theatrical trailer is also included.
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Overview

The movie that found star Audie Murphy proving that bad guys can be good too, this nerve-racking tale of retribution on the paranoid West arrives on DVD courtesy of Universal Home Video. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and offering audio rendered in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, this disc also offers optional Spanish and French subtitles. An original theatrical trailer is also included.
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Bruce Eder
Jack Arnold didn't make too many movies in Cinemascope, but when he did, he knew how to fill the screen with useful picture information -- just check out High School Confidential, in case No Name on the Bullet isn't proof enough. There isn't a shot or a frame that wastes any of the space accorded him by the widescreen image. All of that, plus the superb pacing (nothing drags in this picture and, if anything, some moments seem slightly too brisk) and the fine acting (led by R.G. Armstrong as the hero's father), make this movie work extremely well. In the process, Arnold manages to cross swords with Fred Zinnemann's High Noon, depicting the fragility of the civil order in the West, even the late, almost modern West of long-settled towns; Lordsburg is depicted as being a lot like Hadleyville in the earlier movie, a town "small enough to be comfortable in, but big enough to have a future." It also benefits from Audie Murphy's understated acting in the film; for this movie, he had unknowingly adopted a style that later served Steve McQueen and Chuck Norris well, letting those around him do most of the acting (and the talking -- he doesn't have 300 words of dialogue in the whole movie) while he remains the center of attention. It's all a pretty compelling 77 minutes of viewing, and a provocative little Western.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/1/2004
  • UPC: 025192492921
  • Original Release: 1959
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:17:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 22,980

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Alderson Ben Chaffee
R.G. Armstrong Asa Canfield
Russ Bender Storekeeper
Whit Bissell Thad Pierce
Willis B. Bouchey Buck Hastings
Charles Drake Dr. Luke Canfield
Joan Evans Ann Benson
Virginia Grey Roseanne Fraden
Jim Hyland Hugo Mott
Audie Murphy John Gant
Jerry Paris Harold Miller
Simon Scott Reeler
Edgar Stehli Judge Benson
Warren Stevens Lou Fraden
Karl Swenson Earl Sticker
Charles Watts Sid
Guy Wilkerson Uncredited farmer in opening scene
Technical Credits
Jack Arnold Director, Producer
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
Leslie I. Carey Sound/Sound Designer
Howard Christie Producer
Gene L. Coon Screenwriter
Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Joseph E. Gershenson Musical Direction/Supervision
Frank Gross Editor
Harold Lipstein Cinematographer
John Sherwood Asst. Director
Robert Emmet Smith Art Director
Herman Stein Score Composer
Bill Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer
Bud Westmore Makeup
Frank H. Wilkinson Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [1:37]
2. The Name Is Gant [3:52]
3. He's a Killer [4:15]
4. Making Friends [3:35]
5. Hired Assassin [4:58]
6. Guilty by Association [2:50]
7. Let's Talk [6:31]
8. Incurable Disease [4:23]
9. Death Is Inevitable [5:54]
10. Asked to Leave [2:06]
11. Reestablish the Law [4:32]
12. Wasting Whiskey [4:56]
13. He's Only One Man [5:19]
14. Everybody's Enemy [5:18]
15. Never in Cold Blood [5:09]
16. He Hasn't Long to Live [6:03]
17. Everything Comes to a Finish [4:50]
18. End Titles [:41]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    "No Name on the Bullet" is a superior western programmer lensed by the 50's reliable Jack Arnold ("The Incredible Shrinking Man", "Creature From the Black Lagoon") and starring B-movie perennial Audie Murphy, who in a twist on the usual good-guy typecasting plays a cold=blooded killer named John Gant. It seems that Gant has killed many times, but has never been jailed as he first provokes his prey into drawing guns first and then shoots them in "self-defense". It is the combined reaction of a sleepy western town when Gant rides in that comprises the plot and suspense of the film. Murphy is stark and oddly charming as the murderous Gant, a cold charm that throws the entire population of the town into a frenzied paranoia of who-if-anybody is Gant after. The supporting cast is full of familiar and welcome faces as Warren Stevens, Whit Bissell and Charles Drake. Performance and solid direction aside, it is tha solid script that raises this oater to the level of "must-see". Lost in the shuffle of 50's classics like "High Noon" and "The Searchers" , "No Name on the Bullet" is every bit the equal of that decades more acclaimed series of "psychological westerns" by Anthony Mann/James Stewart.

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