Ten Wanted Men

Ten Wanted Men is a 1955 Technicolor Western film directed by Bruce Humberstone and starring Randolph Scott.[1]

Ten Wanted Men
Film poster
Directed byBruce Humberstone
Produced byHarry Joe Brown
Randolph Scott
Screenplay byKenneth Gamet
Story byIrving Ravetch
Harriet Frank Jr.
StarringRandolph Scott
Music byPaul Sawtell
CinematographyWilfred M. Cline
Edited byGene Havlick
Ranown Pictures Corp.
Scott-Brown Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • February 1, 1955 (1955-02-01)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


Adam Stewart (Lester Matthews), a lawyer heading west with grown son Howie (Skip Homeier), is persuaded by brother John Stewart (Randolph Scott) to settle down near him in Ocatilla, Arizona, where he has a ranch and romantic interest in a widow, Corinne Michaels (Jocelyn Brando).

The menacing rancher Wick Campbell (Richard Boone) has an attractive ward, Maria Segura (Donna Martell), and also lusts for her, but she wants no part of that. Her interest in Howie strikes a jealous chord in Campbell, who hires gunfighters led by Frank Scavo (Leo Gordon) to rid the region of the meddlesome Stewarts once and for all.

Campbell's thugs kill a rancher and stampede cattle. One picks a fight with Howie, who surprisingly beats him to the draw in self-defense, only to be locked up by Sheriff Gibbons (Dennis Weaver), falsely accused of murder. Howie busts out and flees with Maria.

Adam is killed in cold blood by Campbell, for which Howie blames himself while promising to get even. Scavo turns on Campbell, takes his gun, makes him give him the money from his safe and says that he is now running things. Campbell goes to Maria to try to persuade her to come with him, but is confronted by John, who has been hiding at Maria's house with a wounded Howie, and killed in a gunfight.

John rides to town to take on Scavo's men and prevails. The town has law and order at last, while the Stewarts celebrate a double wedding with John marrying Corrine and Howie marrying Maria.



  1. Nott, Robert (20 January 2005). Last Of The Cowboy Heroes: The Westerns of Randolph Scott, Joel Mccrea and Audie Murphy. McFarland. p. 78. ISBN 978-0-7864-2261-6. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
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