Shoot Out

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Shoot Out ★½ Shootout 1971

Hamfisted western based on Will James' novel “The Lone Cowboy” and previously filmed in 1934. Clay Lomax (Peck) gets out a prison and wants revenge on the partner, Sam Foley (Gregory), who doublecrossed him. So Foley hires a young gunslinger (Lyons) to take care of Lomax. In addition, Lomax gets stuck with an orphaned 8-year-old girl, who's the daughter of an exlover (and may be Lomax's fleshandblood). Peck's just too nice while Lyons chews all the scenery. 94m/C DVD . Gregory Peck, Robert F. Lyons, Susan Tyrrell, Jeff Corey, James Gregory, Rita Gam, Pepe Serna, John Davis Chandler, Paul Fix, Arthur Hunnicutt, Nicolas Beauvy; D: Henry Hathaway; W: Marguerite Roberts; C: Earl Rath; M: Dave Grusin.