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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 a very good movie, but watchable 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)
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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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not a very good movie, but watchable, 21 May 2011
Author: sgtking from United States

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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