Money, Women and Guns
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Bartlett
Screenplay byMontgomery Pittman
Produced byHowie Horwitz
StarringJock Mahoney
Kim Hunter
Tim Hovey
Gene Evans
Tom Drake
Lon Chaney Jr.
William Campbell
Jeffrey Stone
James Gleason
Judi Meredith
Phillip Terry
CinematographyPhilip H. Lathrop
Edited byPatrick McCormack
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 21, 1958 (1958-06-21) (Los Angeles-Premiere)
  • October 1958 (1958-10) (United States)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Money, Women and Guns is a 1958 American Western film directed by Richard Bartlett and written by Montgomery Pittman. The film stars Jock Mahoney, Kim Hunter, Tim Hovey, Gene Evans, Tom Drake, Lon Chaney Jr., William Campbell, Jeffrey Stone, James Gleason, Judi Meredith, and Phillip Terry. The film was released in October 1958, by Universal Pictures.[1][2][3]


After a gold prospector is killed by masked robbers, a detective is hired to find the surviving killer as well as the prospector's legal inheritors.[4]


Production Notes

According to the AFI Catalog, although it was filmed in September 1957, its release was delayed for over a year. The song, "Lonely Is The Hunter," written and performed during the opening credits by Jimmy Wakely, suggests that it may have been a working title, and the final one a last-minute change—and a somewhat inaccurate one, as there are only two women in the film and neither has a significant role.

The following year, Pittman and Horwitz were reunited on the television series 77 Sunset Strip.

The film is noteworthy as Chaney's last film for the studio that helped make him a star 17 years earlier.


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  2. ^ Hal Erickson. "Money, Women and Guns (1958) - Richard Bartlett". AllMovie. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  3. ^ "Money, Women and Guns". Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  4. ^ "Money, Women and Guns (1958)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-09-07.