Breaking Out The “Singing Guns” For An Unforgettable Vaughn Monroe Western

Republic Pictures’ 1950 sagebrush success Singing Guns stars big band legend Vaughn Monroe as an ornery varmint who becomes overcome by guilt after he wounds a pursuing sheriff (Ward Bond). Monroe takes Ward to kindly doctor Walter Brennan, and for his troubles the remorseful robber is shocked when the community rallies around him by deputizing him. But has Monroe truly gone straight? Or is the allure of a life of crime too much temptation?

By including songs like “Mexican Trail” and “Mule Train,” Singing Guns gave Monroe a chance to showcase the singing chops that made the baritone a star. The film is a comforting throwback filled with charm and action. It was such a success that it even spawned a tie-in comic book. Take a look!

On April 17th it will hit Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics. This new release is highlighted by a brand new HD Master from a 4K Scan of the original 35mm Trucolor nitrate negatives taken from the Paramount Pictures archives, and it features an audio commentary from film historian Toby Roan and a trailer gallery. Make all this rootin’ tootin excitement yours, and revisit a Western great.