Quick Draw Joe
Release Date : April, 1st, 1961
Running Time : 79 min
Genre : Feature
Color : Color
Screening Format : -
Screen Size : Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
[ Directed by ] NOMURA Takashi
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[ Story ]
One day, a lone horseman rides into town with a wounded man strapped behind him.
Joe, the Ace, had captured one of the bandits who had held up the armored payroll car headed for the dam construction site, takes the wounded man to the police and claims the reward offered. He is told to wait until the driver of the armored car returns to identify the bandit and goes over to the Blue Star where he is introduced to Mishima, the owner of the cabaret, who is highly respected in the town.
Joe then meets Saburo, while fishing, and his lovely sister, who seem to sense the real man beneath the rough appearance and take him into their home.
Word reaches Joe that the bandit he'd captured had been shot and he hurries over to the hospital. Suddenly there is another shot and outside is Saeki, the bandit's accomplice, dead with a gun in his hand.
Mishima insists that he had shot Saeki for killing his wounded friend, but when he realizes that he cannot make the sheriff believe his flimsy story, in a fit of rage, he turns his gun on him. Joe comes to the sheriff's rescue, and Mishima is locked up.
Joe receives his reward, when another robbery takes place. The bandit is shot, but escapes.
When Mishima hears of the holdup, he offers to lead the police to the bandits's hideout but kills the wounded man. He had masterminded both holdups, and killing his accomplices was the fastest way to keep them from talking.
Joe, satisfied with the money he has received, has no intention of helping the police, but when he hears that Saburo has joined in the hunt, he changes his mind and finds Mishima's hideout.
After a furious gun fight he leaves Mishima to the police while he turns on two accomplices who are proud of their own prowess with a gun.
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1961.4.3】
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