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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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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The life and death of a reign of terror ! See more »

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Romance | Western

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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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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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Just pure Western mindless fun
7 March 2007 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

This is just pure mindless Western fun. It has some big stars, including the most fun Western actor of all time, Randoph Scott. You always had to like him, even when he plays a...well, a jerk, like in this film. His character is, frankly, something that rhymes with glass hole. But he manages to pull it off with the aplomb that very few could do (Cary Grant, Morgan Freeman, people like that). There are supposedly ten wanted men, but don't go looking for them. They're never explained, but the title insinuates that these are the thugs hired by bad guy Richard Boone, who plays more of a moneybags bad guy than his usual rough neck. Still, he has a lot of guts, even trying to face down the ten wanted men at one point. The action and gun play, along with some big name stars, make this an enjoyable movie. The plot is very thin and basic. So if you're looking for depth, this isn't the time to watch the movie. It's just plain old fashioned Western fun. Not Scott's best, but has quality action.


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