Forty Guns

Forty Guns

Samuel Fuller (1957)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Samuel Fuller was one of American cinema's true mavericks who eventually found a comfortable base at 20th Century-Fox, turning out a series of lurid melodramas that later achieved cult status, including this stylishly photographed CinemaScope western. Barbara Stanwyck (slightly too old) plays a ruthless Arizona rancher who is a law unto herself, until marshal Barry Sullivan (who hasn't killed a soul in ten years) turns up. It's all good fun, and, in its fairly short running time, not a second is wasted.


A despotic Arizona landowner, who uses a band of hired gunmen to dominate her territory, becomes attracted to a determined US marshal sent to restore order. The lawman has renounced violence, but when tragedy strikes on the day of his wedding, he takes up arms once again. Western, starring Barbara Stanwyck, with Barry O'Sullivan and Dean Jagger.

Cast & Crew

Jessica Drummond Barbara Stanwyck
Griff Bonnell Barry O'Sullivan
Sheriff Ned Logan Dean Jagger
Brockie Drummond John Ericson
Wes Bonnell Gene Barry
Chico Bonnell Robert Dix
Barney Cashman Jidge Carroll
Judge Macy Paul Dubov
Director Samuel Fuller
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray