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Ten Wanted Men (1955)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 1 February 1955 (USA)
When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.

Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Irving Ravetch (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... John Stewart
Jocelyn Brando ... Corinne Michaels
Richard Boone ... Wick Campbell
Alfonso Bedoya ... Hermando
Donna Martell ... Maria Segura
Skip Homeier ... Howie Stewart
Clem Bevans ... Tod Grinnel
Leo Gordon ... Frank Scavo
Minor Watson ... Jason Carr
Lester Matthews ... Adam Stewart
Tom Powers ... Henry Green
Dennis Weaver ... Sheriff Clyde Gibbons
Lee Van Cleef ... Al Drucker
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When John Stewart gives refuge to Wick Campbell's girl friend, Campbell turns against him. He rustles Stewart's cattle, murders his brother, and brings in hired guns. Then he and his men pin Stewart and a few others down in a house apparently killing them. But Stewart has escaped and returns alone to rid the town of Campbell and his men. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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TEN TIMES BIGGER THAN EVER BEFORE! (all-caps on insert poster) See more »

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Romance | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Violent Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Obvious stunt doubles during the final fight between Stewart and Scavo. See more »

Quotes

John Stewart: [just prior to a shootout] Make your first shot count, Drucker!
Al Drucker: [with confidence] I always do.
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Gritty and attractive Western about a peaceble rancher forced to defend himself against hired killers
24 July 2019 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Things go wrong when John Stewart (Randolph Scott) gives refuge to Wick Campbell's girlfriend ,Maria Segura (Donna Martell) . As his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart , then land baron Campbell (Richard Boone)turns against him . As Stewart being forced to protect his family , property and cattle . Stewart is obligated to guard his woman (Jocelyn Brando) , brother (Lester Matthews ) , nephew (Skip Homeier) and friends . Then the jealous cattle baron hires a motley group of gunslingers to help him seize power in the territory. Later on , he and his men pin Stewart and a few others down in a house apparently killing them . But Stewart has escaped and returns alone to rid the town of Campbell and his men.The life and death of a reign of terror ! Ten times bigger than ever before ¡

This stirring fare deals with the classy confrontation between a successful cattle baron and a pistol-wielding landowner determined to ruin him . Standard tale with better than average interpretation from Randolph Scott and Richard Boone . Although the incidents move slowly , at times , it contains noisy action through well-trodden pastures , and there's plenty of fire-power and go-riding . Agreeable story in which Richard Boone gives the best acting as an embittered , jealous rancher called Wick Campbell who rustles Stewart's cattle, murders his brother and brings as hired guns to ten outlaws . In the character of Corinne shows up Jocelyn Brando , Marlon Brando's sister, she makes one of her rare screen interventions . And the bad guys and good guys include a whole crop of familar faces you love to see . As good guys appearing pre-McCloud Dennis Weaver , Skip Homeier , Clem Bevans , Kathleen Crowley ,Tom Powers , Minor Watson and bad guys intervine Lee Van Cleef pre-Leone , Leo Gordon , Denver Pyle , all of them bite the dust .

Including a brilliant cinematography by Wilfrid Cline , being well filmed in brilliant Technicolor . Shot on location in Sonora desert ,Tucson Mountains ,Ironwood Forest National Monument, Arizona , Sierrita Mountains , Silver Bell Mountains, Reymert, Cochran, Arizona and Lone Pine, California . It contains an atmospheric and thrilling musical score by Paul Sawtell . The motion picture was well produced by the notorious duo : Harry Joe Brown/Randolph Scott, both of whom produced various prestigious Westerns for Bud Boetticher . The flick was decent and professionally directed by Bruce Humberstone who worked on several silent movies and he was able to make all kinds of genres without problems . He is known for making a lot of Charlie Chan /Warner Oland films as Charlie Chan at the opera , Chan at the race track, Charlie Chan in Honolulu , Charlie Chan at the Olympics . He directed Westerns as Ten wanted men, Lucky Cisco Kid ; Musical : Iceland, Hello Frisco; Comedy :Wonder man , Tall dark and handsome ; Noir film as Hot Spot and Aventure : Tarzan and Lost safari, Tarzan and the trappers, Tarzan fights for his life , King of the jungle and The Purple Masked . Rating: 6/10 . Enjoyable and acceptable Western .


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