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Forty Guns (1957)

Not Rated | | Romance, Western | September 1957 (USA)
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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Samuel Fuller

Writer:

Samuel Fuller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Jessica Drummond
Barry Sullivan ... Griff Bonell
Dean Jagger ... Sheriff Ned Logan
John Ericson ... Brockie Drummond
Gene Barry ... Wes Bonell
Robert Dix ... Chico Bonell
Jidge Carroll Jidge Carroll ... Barney Cashman
Paul Dubov ... Judge Macy
Gerald Milton Gerald Milton ... Shotgun Spanger
Ziva Rodann ... Rio
Hank Worden ... Marshal John Chisum
Neyle Morrow ... Wiley
Chuck Roberson ... Howard Swain
Chuck Hayward ... Charlie Savage
Sandy Wirth Sandy Wirth ... Chico's Girlfriend (as Sandra Wirth)
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Storyline

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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The Taming of the Arizona Territory !

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman with a Whip See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,344
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Although the on-screen credit for Eve Brent reads "and introducing", actually she had already appeared in several earlier films as Jean Ann Lewis. 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 »

Quotes

Griff Bonnell: What's the matter? You look upset.
Jessica Drummond: I was born upset.
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Referenced in Dans Paris (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

High Ridin' Woman
by Harold Adamson and Harry Sukman
Sung by Jidge Carroll
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one of fuller's best
20 August 2005 | by KyleFurr2See all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorite Sam Fuller films and for that matter of one Stanwyck's best. This was one of Stanwyck's later pictures when she had a lower price range and she made some of her best pictures in this period. I know not too many people are going to agree with that but so what. Barry Sullivan never made it out of the "B" pictures and when he did he was just in a supporting role. Sullivan plays a Wyatt Earp type with his two brothers and he just wants to retire. The old west is dying out and Stanwyck would also like to get out. This movie sort of reminds you of Johnny Guitar with Joan Crawford but it would hard to say which one is better. If you are a fan of Stanwyck's or Fuller's would should see this movie.


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