|Money, Women and Guns|
|Directed by||Richard Bartlett|
|Screenplay by||Montgomery Pittman|
|Produced by||Howie Horwitz|
Lon Chaney Jr.
|Cinematography||Philip H. Lathrop|
|Edited by||Patrick McCormack|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
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.
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.
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.