Day of the Evil Gun

Day of the Evil Gun
Day of the Evil Gun
Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Produced by Jerry Thorpe
Written by Charles Marquis Warren
Starring Glenn Ford
Arthur Kennedy
Music by Jeff Alexander
Cinematography W. Wallace Kelley
Editing by Alex Beaton
Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) March 1, 1968 (1968-03-01)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Day of the Evil Gun is a 1968 American traditional western starring Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy and Dean Jagger. It was directed by Jerry Thorpe.


A woman and two children are kidnapped by Apaches. The husband Lorn Warfield (Glenn Ford), enlists the help of his neighbour Owen Forbes (Arthur Kennedy) to find his captured family. Warfield, a former gunman trying to forget his violent past, and Forbes is also in love with Warfield's wife. An Indian trader (Dean Jagger) aids them in their quest. Along the way they are encounter bandits, renegade Confederates and Apache warriors. The search eventually leads them to the Apache camp where they rescue the woman and children. Safely back home, Forbes challenges Warfield (who is now unarmed) to a duel, but he refuses. Forbes shoots Warfield in the back, wounding him. Before he can finish him off, he is shot and killed by the shopkeeper.


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