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Five Guns West (1955)

Passed | | Western | 15 April 1955 (USA)
Shalee Jethro (Dorothy Malone) helps her father run a desert stagecoach station. Five desperate outlaws arrive at the station to await a gold shipment they plan to rob, and Shalee becomes ... See full summary »




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Complete credited cast:
Govern Sturges
Hale Clinton (as Touch Connors)
John Morgan Candy (as Bob Campbell)
Jonathan Haze ...
William Parcell 'Billy' Candy (as Jonothon Haze)
J.C. Haggard
James Stone ...
Uncle Mike
Stephan Jethro
Larry Thor ...
Confederate Captain
Jack Bohrer
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Hoagie (as Boyd Morgan)
Lionel C. Place ...
(as Lionel Place)
William Taylor


Shalee Jethro (Dorothy Malone) helps her father run a desert stagecoach station. Five desperate outlaws arrive at the station to await a gold shipment they plan to rob, and Shalee becomes their hostage bait in several ways, and then the men begin to fight among themselves. four of them attack her but she is saved by Govern Sturges (John Lund), who also turns out to be a Confederate officer planted among the gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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15 April 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 Ружей На Запад  »

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$60,000 (estimated)

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Made it's New York TV debut 14 September 1956 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »


When the Confederate colonel is reading out the pardons he has granted to the five men, he says that a crime committed by one of the Candy brothers occurred in 1867. Since the film is set in the last months of the Civil War, which ended in 1865, this must be incorrect. See more »


Hale Clinton: You sure got one idea on your mind, Govern. You can't get your mind off that gold, can you?
Govern Sturges: You get your mind on too many things, you wind up with nothin'.
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Considering its minuscule budget, it's not so bad.
8 April 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

As I watched this Roger Corman production, I could see that westerns were not his forte. While this is a very good film considering it's tiny budget, it's really not that great a film. However, for cinemaniacs like myself, it's still well worth seeing to see what Corman could do with only $60,000. And, in light of the money spent, it's a decent picture. How did he manage to do it with so little money? You get a couple B-list stars (John Lund and Dorothy Malone) and a bunch of unknowns (including Mike Connors well before be gained stardom). And, you use very simple sets--in this case, just a few western buildings.

The plot is VERY reminiscent of the later film, "The Dirty Dozen"--but in this case it involves just five misfits who are given a choice--go on a mission for the Confederacy or have their sentences carried out immediately. The two youngest are clearly psychos, the gambler is a sociopath (Connors), there's a grizzled older man who is a bit of a cypher and a seemingly nice guy (Lund) who is quite out of place. Their job is to ambush a stagecoach carrying gold and use it to fund the South in the Civil War--but as the film progresses, it seems pretty obvious that several of them have no intention of giving up the gold. And, when they arrive at their destination, they find they are early and the two young sociopaths are mostly concerned with raping a lady at the stage office (Malone) and it's up to Lund to keep these creeps in check. What happens next? See the film.

The acting is fair, though it was hard for me to see Lund as a heroic type. He just didn't have the macho persona you'd expect and I kept thinking of him as the greasy sharpie from the "My Friend Irma" films! But he was game and a professional. As for the rest, they were also decent. The film does NOT have the ultra-cheap look of Corman's more notorious horror films (like "Wasp Woman" or "Little Shop of Horrors") but it still isn't great by any means. Watchable and mildly interesting, that's about all I can say for it. But, considering I've seen tons of Corman's films as well as a recent biography/filmography of the guy, it was worth my time. As for you, it's at best a time-passer.

A low point in the film is the guy running and yelling "I'll get 'em!" and getting shot. This scene made absolutely no sense whatsoever and seemed to just be an excuse to wipe out one of the baddies!

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