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Five Guns West (1955)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  15 April 1955 (USA)
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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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Govern Sturges
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Shalee
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Hale Clinton (as Touch Connors)
R. Wright Campbell ...
John Morgan Candy (as Bob Campbell)
Jonathan Haze ...
William Parcell 'Billy' Candy (as Jonathon Haze)
Paul Birch ...
J.C. Haggard
James Stone ...
Uncle Mike
Jack Ingram ...
Stephan Jethro
Larry Thor ...
Confederate Captain
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Hoagie (as Boyd Morgan)
Jack Bohrer
Lionel C. Place ...
(as Lionel Place)
William Taylor
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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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The Violent Story of Five Killers and a Girl Who Met Them KISS FOR KISS ...and BULLET FOR BULLET! (original print ad) See more »

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15 April 1955 (USA)  »

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Bes kisi ölecek  »

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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 »

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Near the end an old cowboy has his gun in Touch Conners back. Conners drops his gun and the old cowboy steps back and mounts his horse. His shadow when doing this moves passes across the back-screen revealing this is a painted set and not outdoors. See more »

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Govern Sturges: Don't string out. Indians like to pick off the last man.
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The Dirty Five.
26 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Five Guns West is directed by Roger Corman and written by R. Wright Campbell. It stars John Lund, Dorothy Malone, Mike Connors and Jonathan Haze. Filmed in Pathecolor with cinematography by Floyd Crosby and music by Buddy Bregman.

Desperate for men during the last days of the war between the States, the South found it necessary to offer pardons to outlaws to carry out special assignments. Strange dark figures rode under the flag of the Confederacy.

Well the central idea of the story formed the basis of better films to come further down the pipe, but outside of Malone's perky performance, there's not a great deal to sing about here. Corman was a master of the cheap production and he does well to keep this from total damnation, but excitement is rare, there's a lot of wood propping up the acting and the predictability of it all renders the finale a damp squib.

Its worth in the history of independent American cinema is at least notable, and once the film reaches the stagecoach station and Malone enters the fray; thus the ruffians have something to get in a pickle about, the pic just about holds interest. But come the end you realise it's the sort of Western that achieves the minimum it can to get released and is quite simply the first rung of the ladder for one Roger Corman. 4/10


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