Gunfighters of Abilene
Directed byEdward L. Cahn
Written byOrville H. Hampton
Produced byEdward Small (executive)
Robert E. Kent
StarringBuster Crabbe
Barton MacLane
Judith Ames
Music byPaul Dunlap
Robert E. Kent Productions
Zenith Pictures[1]
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • January 1, 1960 (1960-01-01)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

Gunfighters of Abilene is a 1960 American Western film.[2][3]


A gunfighter, Kip Tanner, is ambushed by three men who believe Kip's brother Gene swindled their boss, rancher Seth Heinline. A last-minute arrival by Marshal Wilkinson results in the men riding off and Kip coming to town, where he intends to find out what happened to Gene.

Kip concludes that Seth's men framed Gene, which concerns Seth's daughter Alice Heinline, who wanted Gene to marry her. Her own brother Jud makes an attempt on Kip's life, but hotel desk clerk Raquel Tareda comes to his rescue because she knows Gene to be innocent. Seth shoots at the wrong man, accidentally killing his own son instead of Kip, and ends up shot himself in a final gunfight.


See also


  1. ^ "FILMLAND EVENTS: Augusta Merighi in 'Earth Is Mine'". Los Angeles Times. Sep 17, 1958. p. B8.
  2. ^ Gunfighters of Abilene at the TCM Movie Database
  3. ^ Review at DVD Talk accessed 3 June 2013