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Five Bloody Graves (1969)

A lone gunman hunts the fearsome Apache Satago across the plains of the Wild West. When Satago's marauders ambush a stagecoach, the gunman rides to the rescue of the trapped passengers and ... See full summary »

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Jim Wade
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Boone Hawkins
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Kansas Kelly
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Joe Lightfoot (as John Cardos)
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Althea Richards (as Tara Ashton)
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Dave Miller (as Kent Osborne)
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Horace Wiggins
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Lavinia Wade
Fred Meyers ...
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A lone gunman hunts the fearsome Apache Satago across the plains of the Wild West. When Satago's marauders ambush a stagecoach, the gunman rides to the rescue of the trapped passengers and helps them in their last stand against the deadly Indians. Written by Jonathon Dabell <J.D.BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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Lust-Mad Men and Lawless Women in a Vicious and Sensuous Orgy of Slaughter!

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1 February 1970 (USA)  »

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Five Bloody Days to Tombstone  »

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Filmed in 1966, not released until 1969. See more »

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Six Indians attack an isolated farmhouse, but after three of them are killed, the remaining three apparently vanished into thin air, as nothing is seen or heard of them. See more »

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Clay Bates: [after negotiating with the Yaqui chief] He just gave us two days to get out of the territory.
Horace Wiggins: Two days? Then what?
Clay Bates: Supper. Supper for ants.
Horace Wiggins: Ants for supper? Oh, no!
Clay Bates: Oh, shut your yap.
Horace Wiggins: [finally catching on] You mean WE'RE the supper?
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Sadly, this ISN'T that bad for Al Adamson!!
7 January 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a terrible film and anyone seeing it might be inclined to think it's one of the worst films that any director could make. Well, that could be true, but not if it's Al Adamson--the jerk that directed this dull film. No, FIVE BLOODY GRAVES is practically a Merchant-Ivory production compared to such Adamson "classics" as FRANKENSTEIN VS. DRACUL A, HORROR OF THE BLOOD MONSTERS and BRAIN OF BLOOD.

The film begins with some totally pointless and stupid narration by the Hollywood actor Gene Raymond. This is pretty sad, as in the 1930s, he was a top Hollywood star and the husband of Jeanette MacDonald--here, he plays "Death" with all the subtlety of Grim from "The Adventures of Billy and Mandy" thanks to a dumb script.

As far as the rest of the film goes, it's mostly the "bad Indians" killing the innocent (or semi-innocent) Whites. While this plot isn't too unusual, it was unusual for 1970, as by then Westerns had mostly begun to show Indians with a bit more depth--but not here. Yep, they're mostly just blood-crazy savages. In this mix are some incompetent actors and amazingly unattractive actresses (considering they are SUPPOSED to be alluring) and subplots involving rape that seem to have been added only to "spice up the film".

The music is odd, as it really doesn't sound very appropriate for the film. I suspect it was lifted from another film but only recognized one small section that was lifted from the old "Star Trek" television show.

While none of this is good at all, the worst thing about the film is how gosh-darn dull the whole thing is. There just isn't much to keep your attention (other than a little bit of nudity). Not nearly as silly or stupid as Adamson's horror films--this one is just bad.


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