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Five Guns West (1955)

Passed | | Western | 15 April 1955 (USA)
Shalee Jethro (Dorothy Malone) helps her father run a desert stagecoach station. Five desperate outlaws arrive at the station to await a gold shipment they plan to rob, and Shalee becomes ... See full summary »

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Roger Corman

Writer:

R. Wright Campbell (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Lund ... Govern Sturges
Dorothy Malone ... Shalee
Mike Connors ... Hale Clinton (as Touch Connors)
R. Wright Campbell ... John Morgan Candy (as Bob Campbell)
Jonathan Haze ... William Parcell 'Billy' Candy (as Jonothon Haze)
Paul Birch ... J.C. Haggard
James Stone James Stone ... Uncle Mike
Jack Ingram ... Stephan Jethro
Larry Thor Larry Thor ... Confederate Captain
Jack Bohrer Jack Bohrer
Boyd 'Red' Morgan Boyd 'Red' Morgan ... Hoagie (as Boyd Morgan)
Lionel C. Place Lionel C. Place ... (as Lionel Place)
William Taylor William Taylor
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Storyline

Shalee Jethro (Dorothy Malone) helps her father run a desert stagecoach station. Five desperate outlaws arrive at the station to await a gold shipment they plan to rob, and Shalee becomes their hostage bait in several ways, and then the men begin to fight among themselves. four of them attack her but she is saved by Govern Sturges (John Lund), who also turns out to be a Confederate officer planted among the gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

GUNS, GOLD AND A GIRL! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Ружей На Запад See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Palo Alto Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

This was Roger Corman's first film as director. Working on a strict nine-day schedule, he was so nervous that, while driving to the set and it started raining, he pulled to the side of the road and threw up. See more »

Goofs

When Touch grabs the gun from the uncle at the ranch the wall he leans on moves a few inches showing its a flimsy set. See more »

Quotes

Govern Sturges: How do you want him?
Confederate Captain: Alive if possible. Dead if need be.
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Connections

Featured in Film '72: Episode dated 23 September 2008 (2008) See more »

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Alright, Nothing Special
26 March 2010 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Five criminals, some smarter than others, are pardoned by the Confederacy in order to rob a stagecoach of Union cash and capture a Confederate traitor. The five make their way to the rendezvous, where some of them menace a young woman and her elderly uncle, leading to in-fighting and the eventual battle with the US Army.

It's surprising to discover that the directorial debut of Roger Corman is not only a western, but is in color as well, with good photography by Floyd Crosby and some decent outdoor locations. On a technical level, this looks better than some of Corman's later, shoe-string black and white productions.

On hand is frequent collaborators like actor Jonathan Haze, Crosby, and writer R. Wright Campbell, as well as it's distributor, the soon-to-be renamed American International Pictures.

As far as the actual movie goes, it gets a bit talky at times, but it's a solid enough B-picture. Also, it's easy to see why villain Mike Conners went on to bigger and better things.


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