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3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Approved | | Drama, Thriller, Western | September 1957 (USA)
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.

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Storyline

After outlaw leader Ben Wade is captured in a small town, his gang continue to threaten. Small-time rancher Dan Evans is persuaded to take Wade in secret to the nearest town with a railway station to await the train to the court at Yuma. Once the two are holed up in the hotel to wait it becomes apparent the secret is out, and a battle of wills starts. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The Lonesome Whistle of a Train... bringing the gallows closer to a desperado--the showdown nearer to his captor! See more »


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Trivia

Average Shot Length = ~6.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.6 seconds. See more »

Goofs

When Wade is handcuffed and set in the stagecoach, his jacket is completely unbuttoned, and remains like this in all shots he appears, until he steps down on Dan's ranch. When he walks toward Dan's house, his jacket is completely buttoned. Once inside the house, the jacket appears in part unbuttoned. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Butterfield, Stage Line Owner: Let me warn you - I am Mr. Butterfield; this is my line, these are my passengers. You bother any of them, I'll hound you from here to kingdom come.
Ben Wade: Mr. Butterfield, we don't mean to bother anybody - we just mean to get what's under that tarpaulin up there, that's all
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Connections

Remade as 3:10 to Yuma (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

3:10 to Yuma
by Ned Washington and George Duning
Sung by Frankie Laine
A Columbia Recording Artist
also performed by Norma Zimmer (uncredited)
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photography by charles lawton is amazing
18 July 2005 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

I normally don't comment on movies others have already commented on, but this one's been really bother me because no one really noted just how outstanding the cinematic compositions are. They're eye-poppingly gorgeous and remind me of a western Citizen Kane. In some scenes the Deep Focus technique (lots of hot light so that the background is in sharp focus) is outstanding. The artistry is almost out of place in this exciting but preposterously noirish western. There doesn't seem to be anything else in Lawton's repertoire (maybe parts of Two Rode Together?) as good, but director Daves' respect for good pictorials is evident in most of his efforts. It's a great collaboration, and a pretty good picture that's not as great as the sum of its parts. *** Most of the other comments rightly comment on Glenn Ford's cool acting. Isn't it time for him to get a Lifetime from AFI?


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