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Five Bloody Graves (1970)

 -  Western  -  1 February 1970 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Dix ...
Ben Thompson
Scott Brady ...
Jim Wade
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Clay Bates
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Boone Hawkins
Paula Raymond ...
Kansas Kelly
John 'Bud' Cardos ...
Joe Lightfoot (as John Cardos)
Darlene Lucht ...
Althea Richards (as Tara Ashton)
Ken Osborne ...
Dave Miller (as Kent Osborne)
Vicki Volante ...
Nora Miller
Victor Adamson ...
Rawhide (as Denver Dixon)
Ray Young ...
Horace Wiggins
Julie Edwards ...
Lavinia Wade
Fred Meyers ...
Driver
Maria Polo ...
Little Fawn
Jill Woelfel ...
Val
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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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Completed in 1966, and filmed in Fruita, Utah. See more »

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One character tells another that Yaqui Indians and Apache Indians are the same tribe, the only difference being that Mexicans call them "Yaquis" and Americans call them "Apaches". That is not true. Yaquis and Apaches are two entirely different tribes and have little in common. The Apaches were fierce, brutal and warlike, regularly attacking American whites, Mexicans and other Indian tribes (including the Yaquis), often simultaneously, and regularly stole horses, rustled herds and kidnapped women and children from other tribes, Mexican villages and US settlements. The Yaquis were a much less aggressive and warlike tribe, existing mainly by subsistence farming and keeping to themselves in the mountains. 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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Not a very good movie, but watchable
21 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The days of classic Western films are long behind us, but the genre lives on. They've been parodied, blended with other genres, and elements of them have been used in different stories. 'Star Wars' is a great example of a series of films influenced by Westerns. Then there's the Spaghetti Western, which is said to be what killed off the genre. This is one of the lesser known examples of this and after watching it it's not hard to see why. Not that it's awful, but it's hardly one to remember either.

Pros: Cast does all right. Dynamic score. Some really beautiful scenery. Neat opening titles sequence. Narration by Death is an interesting touch. Enough action to keep the pace from dragging too much.

Cons: Not much of a plot. Much of the score doesn't match the action on screen. Cheap costumes that look straight out of a high school play. Unexciting direction. Too many characters to keep track of. Nothing you haven't seen before.

Final thoughts: I remember seeing the VHS artwork for this and being intrigued by it. It makes it look like a Horror film, which it is not at all. It also isn't that good of a movie and you wonder exactly who it was made for. It doesn't succeed as either a Western or a cult film, but you could find worse I guess.

My rating: 2/5


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