Death of a Gunfighter: In the turn-of-the century Texas town of Cottownwood Springs, marshal Frank Patch is an old-style lawman in a town determined to become modern. When he kills drunken Luke Mills in self-defense, the town leaders decide it’s time for a change. That ask for Patch’s resignation, but he refuses on the basis that the town on hiring him had promised him the job for as long as he wanted it. Afraid for the town’s future and even more afraid of the fact that Marshal Patch knows all the town’s dark secrets, the city fathers decide that old-style violence is the only way to rid themselves of the unwanted lawman.
Released: January 01, 1970
Runtime: 94 mins
Actors: Carroll O’Connor Darleen Carr David Opatoshu Dub Taylor Harry Carey Jr Jacqueline Scott James O’Hara Jimmy Lydon John Saxon Kathleen Freeman Kent Smith Larry Gates Lena Horne Michael McGreevey Morgan Woodward Richard Widmark Robert Sorrells Royal Dano Sara Taft Victor French Walter Sande