A notorious gunslinger, he has been hired by a sheriff afraid of his own shadow, to restore law and order to the town following 14 killings and an arson.
It soon becomes clear that Tollinger has his own agenda, as the local saloon madam (Oscar nominee Jan Sterling) appears to be an old friend: his estranged wife!
When he hears of the fate of his young daughter, he begins to behave like a law unto himself, holding the small community in a grip of terror.
Is this town-tamer the hero or the villain of the story? Audiences are left second-guessing until the very end!
Oscar winner Robert Mitchum gives one of his “finest performances” (Time Out) in this nail biting Western. Accompanied by a sweeping and expressive score, Man With the Gun bristles with action and suspense.