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      Five Guns West

      Released Apr 15, 1955 1h 18m Western List
      Reviews 15% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Five criminals are recruited by the Confederacy for a dangerous mission in exchange for a pardon. The men -- John Morgan Candy (Bob Campbell), William Parcel Candy (Jonathan Haze), J.C. Haggard (Paul Birch), Hale Clinton (Touch Connors) and Govern Sturges (John Lund) -- are to travel to Kansas to intercept a stagecoach carrying Confederate traitor and spy Stephen Jethro (Jack Ingram) and gold. However, when they realize that a woman (Dorothy Malone) is also present, it complicates their mission. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Provocative Western. Rated: B- Oct 9, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Well worth the watch James Welch, Henderson, Arkansas, April 27, 2023 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/27/23 Full Review william k Standard Western with an unusual plot and Dorothy Malone as one tough gal. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Standard stuff but well done. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member This isn't exactly refined, which is about right for a Corman film, but I still enjoyed it for what it is. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member "All I Got Left Is My Life, I Aim To Keep It." Roger Corman's first time behind the camera is not a revelation. But it's a solid, cheap Western. The Confederacy pardons five outlaws in an effort to free a Yankee stagecoach of its gold fortune. But most of the film is spent waiting...waiting...waiting...as tensions between the five outlaws build while Dorothy Malone's rancher keeps thrusting herself in front of the gang's soft headed psychotics. There are glimpses of Corman's brilliance--one central location used to its fullest and glimpses of brutal, sexually sinister dialog. Five Guns West will probably only be remembered as Corman's first film, but it deserves more than to be so simply dismissible. VF. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Takes too long to build up to its climax, which is actually very well done. Roger Corman's first feature is uneven and full of bad acting and hilarious moments (unintentional), yet in the end it delivers some thrills. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Five criminals are recruited by the Confederacy for a dangerous mission in exchange for a pardon. The men -- John Morgan Candy (Bob Campbell), William Parcel Candy (Jonathan Haze), J.C. Haggard (Paul Birch), Hale Clinton (Touch Connors) and Govern Sturges (John Lund) -- are to travel to Kansas to intercept a stagecoach carrying Confederate traitor and spy Stephen Jethro (Jack Ingram) and gold. However, when they realize that a woman (Dorothy Malone) is also present, it complicates their mission.
      Director
      Roger Corman
      Producer
      Roger Corman
      Screenwriter
      R. Wright Campbell
      Production Co
      Palo Alto Productions
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 15, 1955, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 12, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 18m