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Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 1 February 1955 (USA)
When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Irving Ravetch (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... John Stewart
Jocelyn Brando ... Corinne Michaels
Richard Boone ... Wick Campbell
Alfonso Bedoya ... Hermando
Donna Martell ... Maria Segura
Skip Homeier ... Howie Stewart
Clem Bevans ... Tod Grinnel
Leo Gordon ... Frank Scavo
Minor Watson ... Jason Carr
Lester Matthews ... Adam Stewart
Tom Powers ... Henry Green
Dennis Weaver ... Sheriff Clyde Gibbons
Lee Van Cleef ... Al Drucker
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Storyline

When John Stewart gives refuge to Wick Campbell's girl friend, Campbell turns against him. He rustles Stewart's cattle, murders his brother, and brings in hired guns. Then he and his men pin Stewart and a few others down in a house apparently killing them. But Stewart has escaped and returns alone to rid the town of Campbell and his men. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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TEN TIMES BIGGER THAN EVER BEFORE! (all-caps on insert poster) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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When John Stewart stops the buggy, Adam's body is facing the rear of the buggy, whereas during the pursuit he can be seen facing forward. See more »

Quotes

Adam Stewart: [seeing Campbell standing over a dead Grinnel] I thought Grinnel was your friend?
Wick Campbell: That's what makes it so sad. I've known him for years. First time I was ever forced to kill a man, and it had to be a friend of mine.
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tough western
20 September 2004 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Ten Wanted Men is one of the best of Scott's films. It is not in the same category as the ones he made with Budd Boetticher and it can not be compared with them. But it is great fun nonetheless. The beginning, when they play a bad taste joke on the two Stewarts sets the violent tone which will prevail throughout the film. There is no shortage of violence here, they kill without thinking twice and there are plenty of action scenes. There are great actors too. Skip Homeier is the fearless young guy and his first showdown is one of the best moments. Richard Boone is the bad guy which became obsessed with love for Maria (Donna Martell). Leo Gordon and Lee Van Cleef are the bad, bad guys and they are quite good at it. Dennis Weaver is the sheriff which cannot do much with so many gunfighters in town. Irving Ravetch, one of the story writers has to his credit two very important films: Hud and Hombre. If you enjoy a good action western, do not miss Ten Wanted Men.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violent Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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