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1 February 1970 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (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
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 (as Ed Norton)
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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88 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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A segment of the theme music "The Awakening" by John Pearson was later used as the theme for ITV's "News at Ten" in the UK.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Mildly Entertaining But Pace Just Kills It, 8 April 2011
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Five Bloody Graves (1970)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Drive-in flick about lone gunman Ben Thompson (Robert Dix) who loses his wife and sets out on his own. He ends up battling evil Apaches and eventually comes across a wide range of characters and tries to protect them from the Indians who are looking for scalps. If you want a quality Western then it would be best to skip this thing and check out some John Ford films. This movie here is pretty bad on one hand but when you compare it to other films by director Adamson then you might realize that the man certainly did much worse. I think this film here is a tad bit better than some of the director's other work simply because he pretty much throws everything into this movie. We got the crazy gunfighter, countless crazed Indians, traveling prostitutes, a preacher (played by John Carradine) and countless other characters. None of the actors give what you would call a good performance but at the same time they all fit their roles nicely and are at least entertaining to watch. I thought Dix was mildly interesting in the role of the gunfighter and Scott Brady adds some fun as a rival. John "Bud" Carlos plays the main Indian and while he doesn't look the part he at least makes the role fun. Carradine was obviously picking up a paycheck but he's always fun to watch and especially if you're a fan of his work. No matter what trash a filmmaker would give him to read he'd at least give it his all and that's certainly true here. Adamson really doesn't know how to say no as we get just about everything you'd expect to see in a film like this. We get several knife fights that end in deaths. We get countless gunfights that end in deaths. We have a couple horse chases, a few naughty women, a voice-over from Death himself and of course we got the before mentioned Carradine so what else would you want? As with most Adamson films the major downfall is the horrid pacing, which grows old very quickly and at 90-minutes the thing is simply too long to really be enjoyed.

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