The Young Guns (film)

The Young Guns is a 1956 American Western film directed by Albert Band and written by Louis Garfinkle. The film stars Russ Tamblyn, Gloria Talbott, Perry Lopez, Scott Marlowe, Wright King and Walter Coy. The film was released on September 12, 1956, by Allied Artists Pictures.[1][2][3]

The Young Guns
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAlbert Band
Produced byRichard V. Heermance
Written byLouis Garfinkle
StarringRuss Tamblyn
Gloria Talbott
Perry Lopez
Scott Marlowe
Wright King
Walter Coy
Music byMarlin Skiles
CinematographyEllsworth Fredericks
Edited byGeorge White
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • September 12, 1956 (1956-09-12)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States




The film was based on a story by Albert Band and Lou Garfinkle. In 1955 it was bought by Hayes Gotez who would produce the film for Allied Artists.[4]

Gloria Talbot was cast in March 1956. The film was called "A Western about juvenile delinquency."[5] Tamblyn was borrowed from MGM.[6]


The Los Angeles Times called it "chillingly violent if not always coherent."[7]

In 1956 Band and Garfinkle signed a six picture deal with Allied.[8] In 1957 Band and Garfinkle bought the rights to the film to turn it into a TV series.[9]


  1. "The Young Guns (1956) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  2. "The-Young-Guns - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-06-09.
  3. YOUNG GUNS, The Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 25, Iss. 288, (Jan 1, 1958): 11.
  4. STUDIO REMAKING PIRANDELLO PLAY: Universal to Modernize 'As Before, Better Than Before,' Once 'This Love of Ours' By THOMAS M. PRYORS New York Times 2 Mar 1955: 22.
  5. 'MATADOR' IS EYED BY TWO STUDIOS New York Times 12 Mar 1956: 23.
  6. Of Local Origin New York Times 16 Mar 1956: 19.
  7. Blond Widow, Rustlers Spell Trouble in Film C S. Los Angeles Times 30 Nov 1956: B9.
  8. 6-FILM PACT MADE BY ALLIED ARTISTS: Company Signs Agreement With Lew Garfinkel and Albert Band New York Times 24 Nov 1956: 17.
  9. MISS O'BRIEN CAST FOR VIDEO SERIES New York Times 1 June 1957: 37.
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