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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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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:
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 »
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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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Ed Wood put to shame, 2 February 2005
Author: count_uebles from Munich, Germany

Al Adamson! Truly one of the Princes of schlock filming and a true heir to Edward D. Wood Jr.s Throne of cheese! Adamsons films have everything that makes the true crap movie so frightening: Illucid scripts, continuity errors of epic proportions, acting somewhere between barely OK to truly awful, former movie greats fallen into rough times, no budget whatsoever, cameos by the director himself (not in the Hitchcock manner, more in the Ed "Glenn or Glennda" Wood way)... you name it.

Said that, this is one of his less crappy movies (we are talking about Adamson standards here though), mainly because of a really good director of photography (newly immigrated Vilmos Zsigmound, who later would shoot movies like Maverick and Assassins) and a gorgeous background scenery.

But be not fooled! There is still plenty of badness provided, starting with the mind numbing narration by Death himself, reaction shots that don't match either the scene before or after (most often then not not even the time of day!), gratuitous violence of the disturbing kind etc. etc. etc.

Watch out for appearances of B-movie legend John Carradine, the movies own screenwriter Robert Dix, 50s Western staple Victor Adamson and ubiquitous Scott Brady.

To see Adamson at the peak (or rather bottom ) of his art, be sure not to miss the unbelievable "Dracula vs. Frankenstein", a movie that puts Plan 9 to shame! Highly recommended for fans of Adamson is also David Konow's great biography: Schlock-O-Rama: The Films of Al Adamson

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