Confederate veteran Matt Weaver (George Segal) returns home to New Mexico after the Civil War and discovers his farm was sold by a banker named Brewster (Pat Hingle). His fiancee Ruth (Janice Rule) has married another man in his absence. Ruth's husband and other Union sympathizers in town resent Weaver's allegiance to the Rebels during the war. His town turns against him, and soon Brewster hires a creole of color gunman named Jules Gaspard d'Estaing (Yul Brynner) (who pronounces his name in french) to come to town and provoke Weaver into a fatal fight. However, the gunfighter becomes a malevolent and sinister force and so the town leaders are forced to turn to the Rebel whom they once wanted dead, to save them from the killer they hired.

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Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)

Romance/Western · 1h 32m

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He Kills By Invitation

Description

Confederate veteran Matt Weaver (George Segal) returns home to New Mexico after the Civil War and discovers his farm was sold by a banker named Brewster (Pat Hingle). His fiancee Ruth (Janice Rule) has married another man in his absence. Ruth's husband and other Union sympathizers in town resent Weaver's allegiance to the Rebels during the war. His town turns against him, and soon Brewster hires a creole of color gunman named Jules Gaspard d'Estaing (Yul Brynner) (who pronounces his name in french) to come to town and provoke Weaver into a fatal fight. However, the gunfighter becomes a malevolent and sinister force and so the town leaders are forced to turn to the Rebel whom they once wanted dead, to save them from the killer they hired.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

Stanley Kramer Productions, Hermes Productions, Larcas Productions

Budget

$1,800,000

Revenue

$3,100,000
Cast
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Yul Brynner

Jules Gaspard d'Estaing
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Janice Rule

Ruth Adams
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George Segal

Matt Weaver
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Alfred Ryder

Doc Barker
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Clifford David

Crane Adams
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Mike Kellin

Blind Union vet
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Brad Dexter

Kenarsie
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Pat Hingle

Sam Brewster
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Bert Freed

Sheriff
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John A. Alonzo

Manuel (Weaver's friend in Mexicantown) (as John Alonzo)
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Curt Conway

McKeever
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Clarke Gordon

Hickman
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Gerald Hiken

Gully
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Strother Martin

Fiddler
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Clifton James

Tuttle
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William Hickey

Jo-Jo
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Gertrude Flynn

Hannah Guthrie
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Woody Chambliss

(uncredited)
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Mimi Doyle

(uncredited)
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Dal Jenkins

Dancer (uncredited)
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Russell Johnson

John Medford (uncredited)
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Stan Jones

(uncredited)
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Arthur Peterson

Schoop (uncredited)
Crew
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Richard Wilson

Director
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Alvin Sapinsley

Writer
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Hal Goodman

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Invitation to a Gunfighter

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/17/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Invitation to a Gunfighter

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

5/26/2015

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