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Forty Guns (1957) was a Drama - Western Film directed by Samuel Fuller and produced by Samuel Fuller.

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Forty Guns (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 4, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Forty Guns Directed by Samuel Fuller Written by Samuel Fuller 1957/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Globe Enterprises Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Griff Bonnell: And a weak man to take them. Fun Sam Fuller Western confirms my opinion that Barbara Stanwyck aged the most gracefully of th... Read full article


Forty Guns (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 11, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Samuel Fuller has got an eye for style, cinematic scope, and at times, subversive mayhem. It’s no coincidence that Forty Guns was shot in cinemascope, and it is one of the enjoyments of watching this film, which constantly bounces back and forth between long shots and close ups. To start thing... Read full article


Forty Guns (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 11, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Samuel Fuller has got an eye for style, cinematic scope, and at times, subversive mayhem. It’s no coincidence that Forty Guns was shot in Cinemascope, and it is one of the enjoyments of watching this film, which constantly bounces back and forth between long shots and close-ups. To start thing... Read full article


Forty Guns (1957)

By Lindsey on Sep 12, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

Jessica Drummond (Barbara Stanwyck) is one tough lady. She’s an Arizona rancher who rules her county with an authoritarian presence and a gang of gun-toting cowboys to back her up. Her brothers freely terrorize the town with her blessing. She rides through the hills dressed completely in black... Read full article


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Jessica Drummond: I'm not interested in *you*, Mr. Bonnell. It's your trademark.
[gestures at his gun, purring]
Jessica Drummond: May I feel it?
Griff Bonnell: Uh-uh.
Jessica Drummond: Just curious.
Griff Bonnell: It might go off in your face.
Jessica Drummond: I'll take a chance.


Griff Bonnell: What's the matter? You look upset.
Jessica Drummond: I was born upset.


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Barbara Stanwyck's stunt woman refused to allow herself to be dragged along a street by a horse, saying that it was too dangerous. Without further ado Stanwyck did it by herself. She got some bruises and scrapes, but was okay. At that time Stanwyck was 49 years old.
Condemned in the US because of its brutal handling of the narrative, but praised in Europe for its stylistic vigor.
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