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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.

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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

John Stewart: You know, Campbell, you're not thinking straight. Since you became a big man, you have the idea that everything should be done the way you want it, and that's dangerous. Better straighten yourself out before someone does it for you.
Wick Campbell: You, Stewart?
John Stewart: Possibly.
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Worthwhile Western and good to look at
9 May 2008 | by rooster_davisSee all my reviews

I think a 7 out of 10 is not a bad rating for a movie, given how many deserve a 1 or a 3. Ten Wanted Men starts off with one big thing in its favor - it is a beautiful movie to watch. The color of this film is rich and true and it makes most every scene a treat for the eyes. The story itself is reasonably good - I found myself engaged in it fairly early when Campbell gets into it with Howie Stewart. (This is the second movie of Homeier's where he played someone named Howie.) I like Randolph Scott a lot but I'm also a Homeier fan, and he had a good part in this movie. Unlike his usual bad guy roles, here he played a good guy who still had the opportunity to shoot a gun and break out of jail and such. Lee Van Cleef had only a small role, really, but was very good in it. Denver Pyle was about as nasty and evil a character as I've seen him play. As far as the story goes, I would have liked to see Scott use the dynamite to greater advantage against the bad guys; they had it coming.

So, this is not the greatest movie ever made, but I think it rates a seven at least. If you like Westerns, you won't regret watching this one. Just the great color is a selling point, but the story itself isn't bad at all.


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