The Quiet Gun (1957) Dir. William F. Claxton Sheriff Brandon is troubled by a campaign waged by the town's attorney against one of the ranchers, supposedly at the behest of the town council. The man in question has been shacking up with an Indian girl following his estranged wife departure to stay with her family. The gossiping townfolks want to run him out of town for immoral behavior. Brandon knows that if they confront the rancher in question, a man who at one point was his closest friend, it is likely to end in bloodshed. When his fears are confirmed, he sets out to bring in his old friend, only a lynch mob rides out too, intent on beating him to the punch. Decent little western. The themes are pretty straightforward, but it's all well done. Features Mara Corday and a youngish Lee Van Cleef in supporting roles. Forrest Tucker is good as the decent, everyman Sheriff.