Requiem for a Gunfighter

Requiem for a Gunfighter is a 1965 American western film, the last picture directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet, produced by Alex Gordon, and starring Rod Cameron, Stephen McNally, Mike Mazurki, Dick Jones, and Olive Sturgess.

Requiem for a Gunfighter
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySpencer Gordon Bennet
Produced byAlex Gordon
StarringRod Cameron
Stephen McNally
Mike Mazurki
Olive Sturgess
Dick Jones
Music byRonald Stein
CinematographyFrederick West
Edited byCharles Powell
Premiere Productions
Distributed byEmbassy Pictures
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited States

Olive Sturgess recalls that Cameron, who had starred in three syndicated television series between 1954 and 1961, was "making sort of a comeback at this time. He was very gracious; very kind. You can see it in him in the scene when we are having dinner—his look. He was a professional."[1]

Requiem used several older actors, including Tim McCoy. Dick Jones, years earlier the voice of Pinocchio, closed his acting career in the film as the gunfighter, Cliff Fletcher.[2] Mike Mazurki brought humor to the picture. The snake which he placed in the saddlebag of Cameron's horse was artificial but made so real-looking that viewers would not have known the difference.[1]


See also


  1. Mike Fitzgerald. "Olive Sturgess". Retrieved September 5, 2014.
  2. Billy Hathorn, "Roy Bean, Temple Houston, Bill Longley, Ranald Mackenzie, Buffalo Bill, Jr., and the Texas Rangers: Depictions of West Texans in Series Television, 1955 to 1967", West Texas Historical Review, Vol. 89 (2013), p. 115
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