Ten Wanted Men

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Ten Wanted Men
Original film poster
Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone
Produced by Harry Joe Brown
Randolph Scott
Written by Irving Ravetch
Harriet Frank Jr.
Screenplay by Kenneth Gamet
Starring Randolph Scott
Richard Boone
Jocelyn Brando
Music by Paul Sawtell
Cinematography Wilfred M. Cline
Edited by Gene Havlick
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 1, 1955 (1955-02-01)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Ten Wanted Men is a 1955 Technicolor Western film from Columbia Pictures directed by H. Bruce Humberstone and starring Randolph Scott, Jocelyn Brando, Richard Boone and Alfonso Bedoya.[1]


Adam Stewart (Lester Matthews), a lawyer heading west with grown son Howie (Skip Homeier), is persuaded by brother John Stewart (Randolph Scott) to settle down near him in Ocatilla, Arizona, where he has a ranch and romantic interest in a widow, Corinne Michaels (Jocelyn Brando).

The menacing rancher Wick Campbell (Richard Boone) has an attractive ward, Maria Segura (Donna Martell), and also lusts for her, but she wants no part of that. Her interest in Howie strikes a jealous chord in Campbell, who hires gunfighters led by Frank Scavo (Leo Gordon) to rid the region of the meddlesome Stewarts once and for all.

Campbell's thugs kill a rancher and stampede cattle. One picks a fight with Howie, who surprisingly beats him to the draw in self-defense, only to be locked up by Sheriff Gibbons (Dennis Weaver), falsely accused of murder. Howie busts out and flees with Maria.

Adam is killed in cold blood by Campbell, for which Howie blames himself while promising to get even. During a gun battle, the cowardly Campbell uses the sheriff's wife as a hostage. Scavo kills him, intending to take over the territory himself.

With assistance from the sheriff, John and Howie take on Scavo's men and prevail. The town has law and order at last, while the Stewarts celebrate a double wedding.


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  1. ^ Nott, Robert (20 January 2005). Last Of The Cowboy Heroes: The Westerns of Randolph Scott, Joel Mccrea and Audie Murphy. McFarland. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-7864-2261-6. Retrieved 26 April 2013.

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