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DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER Daybill Movie poster Don SiegelWestern

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RARE Original Australian daybill approx 13" x 30", folded as issued, very good - fine condition, minor edge wear, light creasing.

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Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

Directors: Don Siegel (as Allen Smithee) , Robert Totten (as Allen Smithee)

Writers: Joseph Calvelli (screenplay), Lewis B. Patten (novel)

Stars: Richard Widmark, Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor

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 ... See full summary »

Star Richard Widmark and original director Robert Totten had "artistic differences," and Totten was replaced by Don Siegel. When the film was completed, Siegel, saying that Totten directed more of the film than he did, refused to take screen credit for it, but Widmark didn't want Totten's name on it. A compromise was reached whereby the film was credited to the fictitious "Alan Smithee" (originally to be called Al Smith, but the DGA said there had already been a director by that name), thereby setting a precedent for directors who, for one reason or another, did not want their name on a film they made.
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