Forty Guns

1957

Action / Romance / Western

21
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 3615

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Barbara Stanwyck as Jessica Drummond
Dean Jagger as Sheriff Ned Logan
Hank Worden as Marshal John Chisum
Gene Barry as Wes Bonnell
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692.51 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 20 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 20 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by moonspinner55 6 / 10

Amusingly hyperactive western via Samuel Fuller

Barbara Stanwyck (hard as nails) plays a powerful rancher with political ties near Tombstone whose hired hands, mostly crooked and lead by her own brother, bring her together with Barry Sullivan of the U.S. Attorney General's office, out to arrest one of her boys for robbery. Surprisingly brutal and adult western from Globe Enterprises and distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox, written and directed by Samuel Fuller as if he were trying to find a place for every western cliché in the filmmaker's manual. Joseph Biroc's moody black-and-white cinematography gives the proceedings an intensity that elevates the script, even as Fuller's staging--particularly the gun-blazing confrontations--typically run the gamut from florid to outrageous. Sullivan is sturdy (and colorless) as usual; Stanwyck has this type of role down pat. **1/2 from ****

Reviewed by Jugu Abraham 8 / 10

An unusually well-made western

One of the best westerns. Good script by Fuller adapting the Wyatt Earp tale with a female character added. That Barbara Stanwyck did the scene where she is dragged by the horse herself is amazing at age 49, when a stunt double opted out! Stanwyck is memorable throughout. Spectacular low angle cinematography by Joseph Biroc. The pre-titles opening sequence is unforgettable. Fuller's decision to shoot the film in b/w cinemascope is intriguing but laudable.

Reviewed by christopher-underwood 8 / 10

believable yet crazy

From the rattling good start with forty horsemen racing with Stanwyck, majestic on her fine white horse, to the very fine shoot out at the end, this is assured and exciting film making all the way. I was reminded of Johnny Guitar even Rebel Without A Cause, but this is very much Sam Fuller's film. However, seemingly ramshackle the odd moments are, we are soon brought up and let known that all is very much under control. I was fascinated to learn that Fuller knew Bunuel because not only is that mad opening with thundering hooves and rearing horses reminiscent of something from the cannon of the Spanish master, there is the extraordinary dining room sequence where the famous forty sit in subservience to the lady of the house and even pass from man to man the warrant for her inspection. A late western and a late film for Stanwyck but none the worse for that. Compelling, believable yet crazy and a most enjoyable film.

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