Gun Belt (film)
|Directed by||Ray Nazarro|
|Produced by||Edward Small|
|Screenplay by||Jack Dewitt|
|Story by||Arthur E. Orloff|
|Music by||Irving Gertz|
|Cinematography||W. Howard Greene|
|Edited by||Grant Whytock|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
A former outlaw, Billy Ringo, clashes with his old gang. Ringo decides to hang up his guns, buy a ranch, wed Arlene Reach (Helen Westcott), and let his nephew Chip Ringo live with them. Chip’s father Matt Ringo (John Dehner) is serving a prison sentence, and Billy is determined to keep Chip off the outlaw trail. Billy is trying to keep on the straight and narrow, too, but three other outlaws - Dixon, Hollaway, and Hoke - frame him into pulling a bank robbery with them.
Pretending to side with them, after accidentally killing Matt, Ringo informs Marshal Wyatt Earp of the gang's plan to rob a Wells Fargo express wagon. A gunfight ensues at the robbery, the three outlaws are killed, and Ringo turns Ike Clinton, the ringleader, over to Marshal Earp.
- George Montgomery as Billy Ringo
- Tab Hunter as Chip Ringo
- Helen Westcott as Arlene Reach
- John Dehner as Matt Ringo
- William Bishop as Ike Clinton
- Jack Elam as Kolloway
- Douglas Kennedy as Dixon
- James Millican as Wyatt Earp
- Hugh Sanders as Douglas Frazer
- Bruce Cowling as Virgil Earp
The movie was originally known as Johnny Ringo, Tombstone Trail and Screaming Eagles.  Its plotline and lines are duplicated in another Edward Small production, Five Guns to Tombstone (1960).
Hunter signed in October 1952.
Filming started 13 November 1952 at the Goldwyn studios.
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