Gun Belt (film)

Gun Belt
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Produced by Edward Small
Screenplay by Jack Dewitt
Richard Schayer
Story by Arthur E. Orloff
Starring George Montgomery
Tab Hunter
Music by Irving Gertz
Cinematography W. Howard Greene
Edited by Grant Whytock
Global Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • July 24, 1953 (1953-07-24) (United States)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Gun Belt is a 1953 Technicolor Western film directed by Ray Nazarro starring George Montgomery and Tab Hunter. [1]


A former outlaw clashes with his old gang.[2][3] Ringo decides to hang up his guns, buy a ranch and wed Arlene Reach (Helen Westcott) . Chip’s father, Matt (John Dehner), is serving a prison sentence and Billy is determined to keep him off the outlaw trail. Ringo is trying to keep on the straight and narrow, with three other outlaws, Dixon, Hollaway and Hoke, frame Ringo into pulling a bank robbery with them. Pretending to side with them, after accidentally killing Matt, Ringo informs Marshal Wyatt Earp of their plan to rob a Wells Fargo express wagon. A gunfight ensues at the robbery and the three outlaws are killed and Ike Clinton, the ringleader, is turned over to Marshal Earp by Ringo.



The movie was originally known as Johnny Ringo and Screaming Eagles.[4] Filming started 13 November 1952 at the Goldwyn studios.[5]


  2. EXCELLENT WESTERN 'GUN BELT' DUE AT STRAND ON FRIDAY The Times of India (1861-current) [New Delhi, India] 16 Sep 1954: 5
  3. THE SCREEN: At the Palace H. H. T.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 01 Aug 1953: 8.
  4. Melodramas Scheduled Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 13 May 1953: 19.
  5. Nelson Sidesteps Dance; 'Life of Casanova' Set; Taps Signs TV Warbler Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 13 Nov 1952: B11.

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