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Forty Guns Movie Review Summary

Actors: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Gene Barry

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FORTY GUNS is a western written, produced and directed by Samuel Fuller in 1957. This is one of the westerns that regenerated a then dying genre and allowed in some ways the revolution this genre will undergo 7 years later with the arrival of Sergio Leone and the spaghetti western

The three Bonnell brothers are federal marshalls. They arrive to Tombstone, Arizona, looking for an outlaw who've stolen a federal post office. They will soon have to confront Jessica Drummond, an hard-edged woman who makes the law around town with her forty hired guns at her side. She agrees to deliver the outlaw, one of the forty guns, to Griff Bonnell but Brockie, Jessica's young brother, wants to declare war to the Bonnells.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   hunting down outlaws

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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