Gunman’s Walk (1958)
Tab Hunter plays Ed Hackett, the son of gunslinger turned land baron Lee Hackett (Van Heflin) in this wide screen western.
A glowing brain like creature arrives on a beach near a rocket test site via a teleportation beam. The alien communicates telepathically with the children of scientists. The kids start doing the alien’s bidding as the adults try to find out what’s happening to their unruly offspring.
In Fort Lamy, French Equitorial Africa, idealist Morel launches a one man campaign to preserve the African elephant from extinction, which he sees as the last remaining “roots of Heaven.” At first, he finds only support from Minna, hostess of the town’s only night club, who is in love with him, and a derelict ex British Army Major, Forsythe. His crusade gains momentum and he is soon surrounded by an odd assortment of characters: Cy Sedgewick, an American TV commentator who becomes impressed and rallies world wide support; a U.S. photographer, Abe Fields, who is sent to do a picture story on Morel and stays on to follow his ideals; Saint Denis, a government aide ordered to stop Morel; Orsini, a professional ivory hunter whose vested interests aren’t the same as Morel’s; and Waitari, leader of a Pan African movement who follows Morel only for the personal good it will do his own campaign.
Baron Frankenstein, working under the protective pseudonym Dr. Victor Stein, together with his assistant Dr. Kleve, transplants a dwarf’s brain into another body and unleashes a deranged being.
In effect, modern cow town Spurline is run by Virgil Renchler, owner of the Golden Empire Ranch. One night, two of Virgil’s henchmen go a little too far and beat a “bracero” ranch hand to death. Faced with an obvious cover up and opposition on every hand, sheriff Ben Sadler is goaded into investigating. His unlikely ally: Renchler’s lovely, self willed and overprotected daughter. Will Ben survive Renchler’s wrath?
Director Gordon Douglas’ 1958 western about a psychotic gunman stars Hugh O’Brian, Robert Evans, Dolores Michaels, Linda Cristal, Stephen McNally, June Blair, Edward Andrews, Ron Ely and Emile Meyer.