Forty Guns

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Time Out says

Possessed of a gun-crazy sting all its own, Fuller's near-legendary B Western still excites dazed amazement and still resists critical shorthand. As an explicitly sexual range-war yarn, you'd automatically dub it a Freudian Western, except that the good doctor's shade could never cope with dreams like Fuller's: vivid, abstract, brutal affairs of naked emotion and violence. So you're left cataloguing the movie's startlingly pleasurable elements - the daring, darting camera style; the keynote performances from Stanwyck as a sensual autocrat and Sullivan as a tired, Earp-like killer; the radical jettisoning of comfortable myth - until you happily concede that essences are irreducible. And this is the essence of American action cinema. Just watch, and be stunned speechless yourself.
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Release details

UK release:

1957

Duration:

80 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Samuel Fuller

Cast:

Robert Dix, Gene Barry, John Ericson, Dean Jagger, Barry Sullivan, Barbara Stanwyck, Jidge Carroll

Music:

Harry Sukman

Art Director:

John Mansbridge

Editor:

Gene Fowler Jr

Cinematography:

Joseph Biroc

Screenwriter:

Samuel Fuller

Producer:

Samuel Fuller

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