Five Guns West
|Five Guns West|
|Directed by||Roger Corman|
|Produced by||Roger Corman|
|Written by||R. Wright Campbell|
|Distributed by||American Releasing Corporation|
|Box office||554,911 admissions (France)|
Five Guns West is a 1955 Western film set during the American Civil War directed by Roger Corman. It was Corman's first film as director although he had already made two as producer. It was the second of two films he made for the American Releasing Company, which later became American International Pictures.
A pack of Confederate soldiers go after a traitor and a shipment of stolen gold. They end up taking a woman, Shalee Jethro, captive and begin fighting over her, before one of the men, Govern Sturges, intervenes on her behalf.
- Dorothy Malone as Shalee Jethro
- John Lund as Govern Sturges
- Mike Connors as Hale Clinton (billed as Touch Connors)
- R. Wright Campbell as John Candy
- Jonathan Haze as Billy Candy
DVD Savant found "The movie is less interesting for its quality than its place in the development of independent production. " TV Guide gave the movie 2 out of 5 stars, finding it similar to other westerns of the time. 
Released on DVD in 2003 
- Of Local Origin New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 Nov 1954: 30.
- Samuel Z Arkoff & Richard Turbo, Flying Through Hollywood By the Seat of My Pants, Birch Lane Press, 1992 p 35
- Box office information for Roger Corman films in France at Box Office Story
- SIRK WILL DIRECT UNIVERSAL MOVIE: Lot Again Signs Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson to Co-Star in 'All That Heaven Allows' By THOMAS M. PRYORSpecial to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 28 Oct 1954: 47.
- Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p22
- Whole Town's Talking About F.S. The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959) [Washington, D.C] 15 Nov 1954: 22.
- Roger Corman & Jim Jerome, How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never lost a Dime, Muller, 1990 p 27
- Gary Smith, American International Pictures: The Golden Years, Bear Manor Media 2014 p 18
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