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Forty Guns (1957)

 -  Western  -  September 1957 (USA)
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An authoritarian rancher, Barbara Stanwyck, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds ... See full summary »

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Griff Bonnell
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Sheriff Ned Logan
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Brockie Drummond
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Wes Bonnell
Robert Dix ...
Chico Bonnell
Jidge Carroll ...
Barney Cashman
Paul Dubov ...
Judge Macy
Gerald Milton ...
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Ziva Rodann ...
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Neyle Morrow ...
Wiley
Chuck Roberson ...
Howard Swain
Chuck Hayward ...
Charlie Savage
Sandy Wirth ...
Chico's Girlfriend (as Sandra Wirth)
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An authoritarian rancher, Barbara Stanwyck, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds herself falling, brutally for the avowedly non-violent lawman. Both have itchy-fingered brothers, a female gunman enters the picture, and things go desperately wrong. Written by Anonymous

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Woman with a Whip  »

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Barbara Stanwyck's stunt woman refused to allow herself to be dragged along a street by a horse, saying that it was too dangerous. Without further ado Stanwyck did it by herself. She got some bruises and scrapes, but was okay. At that time Stanwyck was 49 years old. See more »

Goofs

When the gunsmith is fitting Wes for a new rifle she had him holding the stock from a model 1898 Mauser which would not have been invented for another 20 years. Then Wes also picks up a Winchester barreled action & looks through it to see the lady gunsmith which is not possible due to there being no straight line of sight through the action. See more »

Quotes

Griff Bonnell: [on being offered her foreman's job] Why me?
Jessica Drummond: I need a strong man to carry out my orders.
Griff Bonnell: And a weak man to take them.
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High Ridin' Woman
by Harold Adamson and Harry Sukman
Sung by Jidge Carroll
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one of fuller's best
20 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorite Sam Fuller films and for that matter of one Stanwyck's best. This was one of Stanwyck's later pictures when she had a lower price range and she made some of her best pictures in this period. I know not too many people are going to agree with that but so what. Barry Sullivan never made it out of the "B" pictures and when he did he was just in a supporting role. Sullivan plays a Wyatt Earp type with his two brothers and he just wants to retire. The old west is dying out and Stanwyck would also like to get out. This movie sort of reminds you of Johnny Guitar with Joan Crawford but it would hard to say which one is better. If you are a fan of Stanwyck's or Fuller's would should see this movie.


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