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Five Guns West (1955)

Passed | | Western | 15 April 1955 (USA)
During the Civil War, the Confederacy pardons five criminals and sends them into Comanche-territory to recover Union-seized Confederate gold and capture a Confederate turncoat.

Director:

Roger Corman

Writer:

R. Wright Campbell (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Lund ... Govern Sturges
Dorothy Malone ... Shalee Jethro
Mike Connors ... Hale Clinton (as Touch Conners)
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 ... Stephen Jethro
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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Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

Made it's New York TV debut 14 September 1956 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When the Confederate colonel is reading out the pardons he has granted to the five men, he says that a crime committed by one of the Candy brothers occurred in 1867. Since the film is set in the last months of the Civil War, which ended in 1865, this must be incorrect. See more »

Quotes

Govern Sturges: Don't string out. Indians like to pick off the last man.
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25 January 2004 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

A group of five condemned confederates are sent west to find a stagecoach carrying a southern spy and $30,000 in confederate gold. The highpoint comes when they reach the stage coach station to await the arrival of the targeted stagecoach. Working there in the isolated station are Dorothy Malone and her alcoholic uncle. The interesting interaction between her, her uncle and the five men isn't half bad, with much of the attention sharply focused on the men and Malone, the highpoint being an interesting scene where they share dances with her. While the story is full of potential, it seems to avoid it more than not, though it is notable as Corman's first directorial effort.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Palo Alto Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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