Five Guns West (1955)





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Five convicted outlaws, sentenced to hang, are recruited by a Confederate Army officer on what could easily be a suicide mission -- they're each given a full pardon in exchange for a quick ride through hostile Indian territory to Dawn Springs, Kansas, where their job is to stop a stagecoach coming in from California. The coach is carrying Stephen Jethro, the head of intelligence for the Confederacy in California, who has sold out to the Union, and $30,000 in gold that Jethro was to use for espionage work on behalf of the south -- their job is to bring Jethro in alive if possible, but to stop him from reaching Union territory, and to bring the gold back to the Confederacy. But the temptation of that gold weighs on all of these men -- Hale Clinton (Touch Connors) and Govern Sturgess (John Lund) seem destined to fight it out to the death -- and the presence of Dorothy Malone at the Dawn Springs relief station doesn't help matters. Before it's over, there will be multiple double-crosses, one important partial redemption, and an ever growing list of casualties.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Western
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American International Pictures


John Lund
as Govem Sturgess
Mike Connors
as Hale Clinton
Jack Ingram
as Stephen Jethro
Bob Campbell
as John Candy
Jonathan Haze
as Billy Candy
Paul Birch
as J.C. Haggard
James F. Stone
as Uncle Mime
Larry Thor
as Confederate Captain
Jon Mikl Thor
as Southern Captain
Touch (Mike) Connors
as Hale Clinton
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Critic Reviews for Five Guns West

All Critics (1)

Provocative Western.

Full Review… | October 9, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Five Guns West


Standard stuff but well done.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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.

Jordan Towles
Jordan Towles

This western from Corman is more of a thriller and that's what I liked about it, but it's not well made and it has its boring scenes.

Aj V
Aj V

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