Four Fast Guns is a pretty obscure independent Western released by Universal-International in 1960 (the copyright says 1959).
What’s interesting is there’s no mention of a widescreen process — on the posters or the film itself. But it’s a full 2.35:1, probably Panavision. (The trailer simply says “Wide Screen.”) I’m a real sucker for black and white ‘Scope, and this is a pretty good low-budget Western. The cinematography by John Nickolaus, Jr. is terrific. Nickolaus shot a ton of TV, including a really cool 1963 episode of The Outer Limits, “The Zanti Misfits” (which you can see here).
Four Fast Guns is one of six pictures included on VCI/Kit Parker Films’ two-DVD set Darn Good Westerns, Volume 2. They all look good, some even great. Shotgun (1955) is especially good, directed by Lesley Selander and starring Sterling Hayden and Yvonne DeCarlo. Recommended.
By the way, Four Fast Guns was the last picture to feature Richard Martin, who played Tim Holt’s sidekick Chito Rafferty in all those wonderful RKO Westerns (often directed by Lesley Selander). By this time, Martin had made the transition from character actor to successful insurance man.