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Five Bloody Graves
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Director:
Writers:
Robert Dix (story)
Robert Dix (screenplay)
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Release Date:
1 February 1970 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Lust-Mad Men and Lawless Women in a Vicious and Sensuous Orgy of Slaughter!
Plot:
A lone gunman hunts the fearsome Apache Satago across the plains of the Wild West. When Satago's marauders ambush a stagecoach... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Not as bad as people say it is. See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Robert Dix ... Ben Thompson
Scott Brady ... Jim Wade

Jim Davis ... Clay Bates

John Carradine ... 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
Gene Raymond ... The Voice of Death (voice)
Keith Durphy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Al Adamson ... Indian in knife fight with Ben (uncredited)
Ray Goldrup ... Indian in Cornfield (uncredited)

Tom Goldrup ... Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Al Adamson 
 
Writing credits
Robert Dix (story)

Robert Dix (screenplay)

Produced by
Al Adamson .... producer
John 'Bud' Cardos .... associate producer (as John Cardos)
Robert Dix .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond (director of photography) (as William Zsigmond)
 
Film Editing by
William Faris  (as Bill Faris)
Peter Perry Jr.  (as Pete Perry)
 
Makeup Department
Ken Osborne .... makeup artist (as Kent Osborne)
 
Production Management
John 'Bud' Cardos .... production manager (as Bud Cardos)
Rick Jackson .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John 'Bud' Cardos .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bob Dietz .... sound (as Robert Dietz)
Jim Farris .... sound effects
Gilbert Lucht .... boom man
 
Stunts
John 'Bud' Cardos .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hedy Dietz .... still photographer
Jim Ennox .... gaffer
Lew Guinn .... second unit cameraman (as Lewis Guinn)
Peter Sorrel .... assistant cameraman
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leona Grosz .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Ed Norton .... music editor
 
Other crew
Ray Boyle .... script supervisor
Darlene Brimmer .... production secretary
John Carpenter .... wrangler
Bob Le Bar .... title design (as Bob Lebar)
Frank Saletri .... production advisor
John Cocchi .... publicity research (uncredited)
Samuel M. Sherman .... promotional director (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"The Gun Riders" - USA (TV title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Iceland:16 | Portugal:M/12 | UK:PG (tv rating) | USA:R

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Trivia:
Completed in 1966, and filmed in Fruita, Utah.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as people say it is., 9 August 2009
Author: FightingWesterner from The Lonesome Prairie

Five Bloody Graves is one of the few real drive-in westerns. It's directed by the much maligned Al Adamson, who made many colorful schlockers in his day. With it's nonstop violence and gory excess, this is no exception.

In this the west is depicted as a vast wasteland of hate and savagery, populated by half mad characters including death himself. There isn't much plot except for numerous people wandering around the rugged Utah landscape trying to massacre one another. Being that this is narrated by the grim reaper, there's not much mystery as to where most of the characters wind up.

Incidentally, John Carradine, Scott Brady, and Robert Dix were back together a year later in a better drive-in western, Cain's Cuttroats.

As far as the detractors go, many of them were tricked by the deceiving advertising on the video box into thinking that this is a horror picture. Fans of B-westerns will most likely be more forgiving than the average viewer.

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