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Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  1 February 1955 (USA)
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When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

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John Stewart
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Corinne Michaels
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Wick Campbell
Alfonso Bedoya ...
Hermando
Donna Martell ...
Maria Segura
Skip Homeier ...
Howie Stewart
Clem Bevans ...
Tod Grinnel
Leo Gordon ...
Frank Scavo
Minor Watson ...
Jason Carr
Lester Matthews ...
Adam Stewart
Tom Powers ...
Henry Green
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Sheriff Clyde Gibbons
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Al Drucker
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Storyline

When John Stewart gives refuge to Wick Campbell's girl friend, Campbell turns against him. He rustles Stewart's cattle, murders his brother, and brings in hired guns. Then he and his men pin Stewart and a few others down in a house apparently killing them. But Stewart has escaped and returns alone to rid the town of Campbell and his men. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The life and death of a reign of terror !


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1 February 1955 (USA)  »

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Rächer in Schwarz  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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When John Stewart and Wick Campbell have their showdown, John draws and fires his revolver. There is the sound of a shot, but Stewart doesn't actually fire the weapon. He never cocks it and the hammer never moves in order to discharge a round. Also, there is no muzzle flash or gun smoke. See more »

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Adam Stewart: [seeing Campbell standing over a dead Grinnel] I thought Grinnel was your friend?
Wick Campbell: That's what makes it so sad. I've known him for years. First time I was ever forced to kill a man, and it had to be a friend of mine.
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Many Clichés but Also Entertaining
24 January 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The rancher John Stewart (Randolph Scott) welcomes his brother and lawyer Adam (Lester Matthews) and his nephew Howie (Skip Homeier) that have just arrived in the pacific Ocatilla to implement law with a party in his ranch. Howie flirts with the Mexican Maria Segura (Donna Martell) and the greedy Wick Campbell (Richard Boone) that has raised the girl since she was orphan tries to force her to live with him; however John Stewart protects Maria and she moves to his ranch. Campbell hires ten gunmen to work for him; he first kills John's neighbor that was going to pay a debt with him to have his lands; then he rustles John's cattle with the gunmen; frames Howie in a duel in the bar and he is arrested in jail; and kills Adam Stewart in a lonely road. When Campbell believes he has destroyed John Stewart, the outlaws turn against him and loot Ocatilla. But John Stewart is alive and ready to payback.

"Ten Wanted Men" is that type of western with many clichés of the genre but also entertaining. The fifty-seven year-old Randolph Scott is still convincing in the role of an old cowboy that became a successful rancher and needs to use weapons again to protect his family, his friends and the town he helped to build. Lee Van Cleef in the beginning of his career has a minor role as an outlaw and Richard Boone and Leo Gordon perform the typical villain. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Arizona Violenta" ("Violent Arizona")


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