Five Bloody Graves


1h 28m 1969

Brief Synopsis

A lone gunman hunts the fearsome Apache Satago across the plains of the Wild West. When Satago's marauders ambush a stagecoach, the gunman rides to the rescue of the trapped passengers and helps them in their last stand against the deadly Indians.

Film Details

Also Known As
Five Bloody Days to Tombstone, The Lonely Man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New Orleans opening: Nov 1969
Production Company
Dix International Pictures
Distribution Company
Independent-International Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Location
Capitol Reef, Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In the Old West, Ben Thompson, a brutal gunslinger, is known as the "Messenger of Death," and everyone he encounters is doomed. Ben spends the night with former girl friend Nora Miller, but she orders him out of the house the next morning when her husband, Dave, returns. Shortly after Ben leaves, the couple is slaughtered and scalped by a band of Yaquis led by the ruthless Satago, who had previously murdered Ben's wife. Satago is supplied with weapons by two murderous renegades, Clay Bates and Horace Wiggins. Clay rapes and kills Little Fawn, wife of Satago's half-brother Joe Lightfoot, after Satago had captured her, tied her up, tortured her, and left her in the desert to die. Meanwhile, Satago and his men overtake a wagon train in the prairie and attack its occupants--Kansas Kelly, one of the West's most notorious madams; Althea Richards and Lavina Wade, two prostitutes; Boone Hawkins, a lecherous preacher; and Jim Wade, a conniving gambler. Joined by Ben and Joe Lightfoot, the group bands together to battle the attacking Yaquis. Clay and Horace arrive at the camp and tell Joe about the vicious slaying of his wife. Joe then pursues Clay on horseback into the desert, apprehends him, and stakes him out on an anthill. Joe is then besieged by the Yaquis and left wounded and near death. Before dying, however, Joe manages to kill Clay. As the battle rages on, the members of the doomed camp are killed one by one until only Ben and Satago remain alive. Finally, in a violent fight in the rapids, Ben emerges the victor. His deadly mission accomplished, he once again rides off alone.

Film Details

Also Known As
Five Bloody Days to Tombstone, The Lonely Man
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New Orleans opening: Nov 1969
Production Company
Dix International Pictures
Distribution Company
Independent-International Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Location
Capitol Reef, Utah, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Filmed on location in Capitol Reef, Utah. Original titles: The Lonely Man and Five Bloody Days to Tombstone.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 1969

Scope

CinemaScope

Released in United States Fall November 1969