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Release Date:
4 November 1954 (USA) See more »
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The Man With The Rope Scar ON HIS NECK!
Plot:
After three years on the run, Jim Guthrie returns with the scar of a rope burn on his neck. In flashback... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A decent little Western, though certainly not among the best... See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Dana Andrews ... Jim Guthrie

Donna Reed ... 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

Carolyn Jones ... Polly
Charlotte Fletcher ... Betty

Whit Bissell ... Deke
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ada Adams ... Townsman (uncredited)
Elsie Baker ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Townsman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Accordionist (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Albert (uncredited)
Robert Carson ... Cowhand (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Ernest (uncredited)

G. Pat Collins ... Townsman (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Townsman (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman (uncredited)
Arthur Fox ... Little Carter (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Cass (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Townsman (uncredited)
Reed Howes ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Kenney ... Stableman (uncredited)
Tom Kingston ... Card Player (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Townsman (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Deputy Vince (uncredited)
Harry Mendoza ... Card Player (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Townsman (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Townsman (uncredited)
Robert Paquin ... Storekeeper (uncredited)
Jack Parker ... Townsman (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Townsman (uncredited)
Julian Rivero ... Dominguez (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Man Offering to Buy Drinks (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jerry Sheldon ... Townsman (uncredited)
Cap Somers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Felipe Turich ... Esteban (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred L. Werker  (as Alfred Werker)
 
Writing credits
Alex Gottlieb (story)

Richard Alan Simmons  and
Roy Huggins 

Maxwell Shane (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Harry Joe Brown .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Gene Havlick 
 
Art Direction by
George Brooks 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Cory .... photographer: second unit
 
Other crew
David Breen .... assistant to producer
Francis Cugat .... technicolor color consultant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
77 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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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.
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Soundtrack:
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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A decent little Western, though certainly not among the best..., 31 August 2002

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...

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