Notorious stagecoach robber Rhiannon is unintentionally appointed as deputy when he saves the sheriff’s life and must wear two hats between his new job that he enjoys and his old occupation that he misses. Singing Guns (1950) Director: R.G. Springsteen Writers: Dorrell McGowan (screen play by), Stuart E. McGowan (screen play by) (as Stuart McGowan) Stars: Vaughn Monroe, Ella Raines, Walter Brennan Genres: Action | Adventure | Music | Western Country: USA Language: English Release Date: 7 October 1952 (West Germany) Also Known As: La cancion del bandolero Filming Locations: Sedona, Arizona, USA Storyline:
Rhiannon, an outlaw who regularly robs gold from the stagecoach, shoots the new sheriff and then carries him to the doctor. The doctor cleans up Rhiannon and presents him to the sheriff as the man who saved his life. Rhiannon is deputized by the judge at the recommendation of the doctor and becomes torn between his new life and the prospect of robbing the next gold shipment. Reviews: “Wildly surprised at how wonderful this movie is. A stagecoach robber with incentives to change contrasted with a cave full of gold and a motive for vengeance. Who wouldn’t want to change for the most beautiful western lady ever, Ella Raines. Walter Brennan is not going down without a fight as the doctor and preacher who has a lot invested in Monroe. An injured Ward Bond is relentless as the sheriff who is caught in the cross hairs between Jeff Corey as the villain and friendly fire from his own people. Also good to see George Chandler of Lassie fame and Mickey Mouse Club’s own Jimmie Dodd. I highly recommend Singing Guns with a great cast with a most wonderful story.” Written by frank4122 on IMDb.com. “If you like good old fashioned westerns, you’ll like this movie. It is a common story of guy goes bad for good reasons and how he gets back on the right side. Look at the credits for Director, Writer, Screenplay and the list of actors.Can’t get much better. That whole list is in the “A” category. Even with Vaughn Monroe’s lack of acting experience it is hard not to like him because of the good story line and the “hero” that he plays, a good guy that is good at whatever he does and only does it when he has to. He is the type of guy that anyone would like to be like. He can fight, shoot, sing, play the piano and ends up with the good looking Ella Raines. What more could a guy ask for. Good Entertainment!” Written by ileumas on IMDb.com. “In the early fifties, I was about 10 years old and my father forbid me to read comic books. Only books would do, he told me and one of the first books I came up with was Singing Guns by Max Brand, in a Brazilian translation named Armas Fumegantes with a great cover design. In the flap, I guess, it was mentioned that a film was made about the book with Vaughn Monroe. Who the heck was Vaughn Monroe? It took me more than fifty years to see the film and I sure enjoyed it. Monroe is very well cast as Rhiannon a man who has more than one million hiding in his cavern, which he took from the mine company. Ella Raynes is the beautiful Nan, the woman he falls in love with, Ward Bond is the sheriff, and Walter Brennan the good doctor who will try to reform him. Monroe sings three well chosen songs, one of them just before a showdown with the bad guy. The film was made in Trucolor, which is not much better than colorized, but it was one step better than the usual B western. The story is very good and the actors also, but the shootouts could have been better, and the bad guy less of a caricature.” Written by tmwest on IMDb.com.