MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 18,714 this week

Three Hours to Kill (1954)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 300 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 5 critic

After three years on the run, Jim Guthrie returns with the scar of a rope burn on his neck. In flashback we learn how he was framed for murder but then escaped from the lynch mob just as he... See full summary »

Director:

(as Alfred Werker)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 titles
created 09 Apr 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 30 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 22 Sep 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Three Hours to Kill (1954)

Three Hours to Kill (1954) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Three Hours to Kill.

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comanche (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Indian scout Jim Read is picked by his commander to set up a meeting between Comanche Chief Quanah Parker and a representative from Washington to negotiate a peace treaty. People from the ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Dana Andrews, Kent Smith, Nestor Paiva
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Greer Garson, Dana Andrews, Cameron Mitchell
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An American insurance investigator is sent to Rhodesia to investigate the mysterious death of a diamond broker who drowned whilst diving off the coast. The broker was insured for $1 million... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Dana Andrews, Jeanne Crain, David Farrar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Directors: Robert Parrish, Phil Karlson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Märta Torén, George Sanders
Edge of Doom (1950)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans
I Want You (1951)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In 1950, small-town Americans try to deal with military conscription.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Dorothy McGuire, Farley Granger
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Korean veteran cooperating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Dana Andrews, Dick Foran, Marilee Earle
Backlash (1956)
Mystery | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jim Slater seeks a survivor of the Apache ambush his father died in.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Richard Widmark, Donna Reed, William Campbell
The Frogmen (1951)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that its not for him and tries to change his life.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon
Sealed Cargo (1951)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the war off Nova Scotia a fishing boat comes across a badly damaged Danish schooner with only the captain aboard after it has apparently been shelled by a German U-boat. Not ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda, Claude Rains
Smoke Signal (1955)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A suspected cavalry deserter proves to be resourceful in helping the surviving members of a fort, flee Indians along a dangerous river.

Director: Jerry Hopper
Stars: Dana Andrews, Piper Laurie, Rex Reason
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jim Guthrie
...
Laurie Mastin
Dianne Foster ...
Chris Palmer
Stephen Elliott ...
Sheriff Ben East
Richard Coogan ...
Niles Hendricks
Laurence Hugo ...
Marty Lasswell
James Westerfield ...
Sam Minor
Richard Webb ...
Carter Mastin
...
Polly
Charlotte Fletcher ...
Betty
...
Deke
Edit

Storyline

After three years on the run, Jim Guthrie returns with the scar of a rope burn on his neck. In flashback we learn how he was framed for murder but then escaped from the lynch mob just as he was about to be hung. Tired of running, he has returned to find the real killer and the Sheriff has given him just three hours to do it. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Man With The Rope Scar ON HIS NECK!

Genres:

Mystery | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 November 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drei Stunden Zeit  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Jim Guthrie: Did you know we were going to get some cattle with the place?
Laurie Mastin: Cattle? How many?
Jim Guthrie: Two. We're going to be cattle barons.
See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Dreamer
[Heard playing by musicians at the dance.]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A decent little Western, though certainly not among the best...

Westerns are always my favorite movies... Westerns, are something I go to see, and, if my memory serves me correctly, there are many I have watched in the theaters, with my father, when I was a little boy...

'Three Hours to Kill' is a decent little Western, though certainly not among the best... For a little-known film from Alfred L. Welker (that I saw lately on the Western Channel) I was surprised by the quality of the video transfer... What struck me most were the colors; they were accurate, well defined, and rich...

Welker's work on the film is satisfactory, although not impressive... The movie relies totally on Dana Andrews, the very definition of character and honesty, and on his determination to catch the real killer... At one point, he allows himself to be severely hurt by a rope tied around his neck, to give the scene a realistic look...

This is going to happen quickly, so don't blink because 'Three Hours to Kill' is a movie that can be quickly and easily summarized, when an innocent man escapes a lynching, he breaks all the rules to clear his name, disbelieving that no one of his hypocritical friends, will stand by him... Everybody want him to leave town... His enemies simply want him dead...

The supporting cast do well—particularly Donna Reed with her sensitive portrayal of a woman in love, shocked to see her brother getting shot in the back by her lover...

Welker makes great use of the limited locations and uses a wide variety of interesting angles and cuts to add some tension and excitement to the film...


13 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Highly Recommended moewadle
Discuss Three Hours to Kill (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?