Five Guns West

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Five Guns West
Five Guns West FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Roger Corman
Produced by Roger Corman
Written by R. Wright Campbell
Starring John Lund
Dorothy Malone
Mike Connors
Jonathan Haze
Paolo Alto[1]
Distributed by American Releasing Corporation
Release dates
  • April 15, 1955 (1955-04-15)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $60,000[2]
Box office 554,911 admissions (France)[3]

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.[4]


R. Wright Campbell was paid $200 to write the script; his first screenplay.[5] It was Dorothy Malone's first film following the death of her younger brother.[6]

It was shot over nine days.[7]

Corman reportedly went over budget making the movie.[8]

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  1. ^ Of Local Origin New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 Nov 1954: 30.
  2. ^ Samuel Z Arkoff & Richard Turbo, Flying Through Hollywood By the Seat of My Pants, Birch Lane Press, 1992 p 35
  3. ^ Box office information for Roger Corman films in France at Box Office Story
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Mark McGee, Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures, McFarland, 1996 p22
  6. ^ Whole Town's Talking About F.S. The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959) [Washington, D.C] 15 Nov 1954: 22.
  7. ^ Roger Corman & Jim Jerome, How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never lost a Dime, Muller, 1990 p 27
  8. ^ Gary Smith, American International Pictures: The Golden Years, Bear Manor Media 2014 p 18

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