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Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory.

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Jessica Drummond
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Griff Bonell
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Sheriff Ned Logan
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Brockie Drummond
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Wes Bonell
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Chico Bonell
Jidge Carroll ...
Barney Cashman
Paul Dubov ...
Judge Macy
Gerald Milton ...
Shotgun Spanger
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Rio
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Marshal John Chisum
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Wiley
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Howard Swain
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Charlie Savage
Sandy Wirth ...
Chico's Girlfriend (as Sandra Wirth)
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Louvenia Spanger
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Barber (uncredited)
Tex Holden ...
Tex (uncredited)
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Sexton (uncredited)
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Townsman at Wedding (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman at Wedding (uncredited)

Directed by

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Samuel Fuller

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Samuel Fuller ... (written by)

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Samuel Fuller ... producer

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Harry Sukman

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Joseph F. Biroc ... director of photography (as Joseph Biroc)

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Gene Fowler Jr.

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John B. Mansbridge ... (as John Mansbridge)

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Chester Bayhi ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

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Charles Le Maire ... (as Charles LeMaire)
Leah Rhodes

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Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist
Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist

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William Magginetti ... production manager (as William J. Magginetti)

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Harold E. Knox ... assistant director

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Leigh Carson ... property master

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Harry M. Leonard ... sound
Bert Schoenfeld ... supervising sound editor
Jean L. Speak ... sound (as Jean Speak)

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Norman Breedlove ... special effects

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects: as L.B.Abbott
Linwood G. Dunn ... optical effects (as Linwood Dunn)

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Chuck Hayward ... stunts (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young ... utility stunts (uncredited)

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Ollie Hughes ... wardrobe
Robert Olivas ... wardrobe
Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Audrey Granville ... music editor (as Audray Granville)
Harry Sukman ... conductor
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

An authoritarian rancher, Barbara Stanwyck, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds herself falling, brutally for the avowedly non-violent lawman. Both have itchy-fingered brothers, a female gunmaker enters the picture, and things go desperately wrong. Written by Tamsin

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Taglines The Taming of the Arizona Territory ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Samuel Fuller's Forty Guns (United States)
  • Woman with a Whip (United States)
  • Samuel Fuller's Forty Guns (United Kingdom)
  • Quarante tueurs (France)
  • Quaranta pistoles (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 80 min
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Budget $300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Barbara Stanwyck's stunt woman refused to allow herself to be dragged along a street by a horse, saying that it was too dangerous. Without further ado Stanwyck did it by herself. She got some bruises and scrapes, but was okay. At that time Stanwyck was 49 years old. See more »
Goofs When the gunsmith is fitting Wes for a new rifle, she had him holding the stock from a model 1898 Mauser which would not have been invented for another 20 years. Then Wes also picks up a Winchester barreled action and looks through it to see the lady gunsmith, which is not possible due to there being no straight line of sight through the action. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991). See more »
Soundtracks High Ridin' Woman See more »
Quotes Griff Bonnell: [on being offered her foreman's job] Why me?
Jessica Drummond: I need a strong man to carry out my orders.
Griff Bonnell: And a weak man to take them.
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