Flucht vor dem Galgen1957
The Hired Gun is a 1957 American CinemaScope Western film directed by Ray Nazarro and starring Rory Calhoun and Anne Francis.
Ellen Beldon is about to be hanged in Texas for the cold-blooded murder of her husband. Her uncle’s ranch foreman, Judd Farrow, masquerading as a priest busts her out of jail and escorts Ellen to a safe hideout at her uncle’s ranch in New Mexico. her uncle has enough influence to block extradition of Ellen back to Texas.
Her father-in-law, Mace Beldon, determined to avenge the killing of his son, hires gunman Gil McCord for $5,000 to track down Ellen and bring her back to Texas. Gil hires on as a cowhand and then kidnaps Ellen and they head back to Texas. On the way Ellen explains to Gil what really happened, that her husband was murdered by his step-brother, Kel Beldon, who wants to be sole heir to their father's money and land. Gil tracks down proof of Ellen’s story and Kel confronts him and is killed in a shootout. Gil and Ellen ride out of town together.
According to MGM records the movie earned $395,000 in the US and Canada and $450,000 elsewhere, making a profit to the studio of $169,000.
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