Forty Guns (1957)
as Jessica Drummond
as Griff Bonnell
as Sheriff Ned Logan
as Wes Bonnell
as Brockie Drummond
as Chico Bonnell
as Barney Cashman
as Bamey Cashman
as Shotgun Spangler
as Louvenia Spangler
as John Chisum
as Howard Swain
as Charlie Savage
as Chico's Girl
as Judge Macey
Critic Reviews for Forty Guns
Offers the anticipated measures of doomed love and sudden death but surprises with its dramatic richness.
An early example of genre revisionism, but the tone isn't always so serious thanks to some of the most overt innuendo ever put on screen.
Fuller's comic book world is a complete artistic creation, a place where men were MEN and women could take a bullet now and then.
Here is Sam Fuller in top gear, as writer, director and producer, with a Western that is solidly crafted and brilliantly cast. Barbara Stanwyck is at her peak, although her peak lasted decades
... sexual energy and psychotic violence that explodes onscreen in staccato editing, darting camerawork, and the maddest expressions of love this side of Duel in the Sun.
Audience Reviews for Forty Guns
Great western with some really nice unexpected twists. Love that gun barrel shot. Looks like Sam Fuller beat James Bond to the punch.
Although the story didn't really appeal to me, I liked how it was filmed. The shots were diverse and creative, it reminded me a little of Hitchcock's way of filming sometimes. I wish Barbara had a bigger part in it, I can't get enough of this woman. She has a very powerful appearance, that never fails to captivate me.
One wacky-doodlely Freudian Western. "She's a high ridin' woman with a whip . . . But if someone could break her and take her whip away, Someone big, someone strong, someone tall, You may find that the woman with a whip ...is only a woman after all." "Get a doctor. She'll live."
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