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3:10 to Yuma -- A poor rancher endangers his life when he escorts an outlaw to trial in one of the best 1950s classic Westerns.


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1957 (UK) See more »
Drink the whisky... Love the woman... Try to stay alive till the 3:10 pulls out of town! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
Glenn Ford: 1916 - 2006
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Glenn Ford ... Ben Wade

Van Heflin ... Dan Evans

Felicia Farr ... Emmy
Leora Dana ... Mrs. Alice Evans

Henry Jones ... Alex Potter, town drunk

Richard Jaeckel ... Charlie Prince
Robert Emhardt ... Mr. Butterfield, Stage Line Owner
Sheridan Comerate ... Bob Moons (Stagedriver's Brother)
George Mitchell ... Bartender

Robert Ellenstein ... Ernie Collins
Ford Rainey ... Bisbee Marshal
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Adams ... Mrs. Potter (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth ... Wade Henchman (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Townsman (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Wade Henchman (uncredited)
Woody Chambliss ... Blacksmith (uncredited)

Barry Curtis ... Mathew Evans (uncredited)
Richard Devon ... Wade Henchman (uncredited)
William Dyer Jr. ... Townsman (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Townsman in Contention (uncredited)
Bill Hale ... Dave Keene (uncredited)
Jerry Hartleben ... Mark Evans (uncredited)
Joe Haworth ... Wade Henchman (uncredited)

Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Wade Henchman (uncredited)
Tex Holden ... One-Legged Man (uncredited)
Fred Marlow ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tony Mayo ... Wade Henchman (uncredited)
Erwin Neal ... Wade Henchman (uncredited)
Jerry Oddo ... Wade Henchman (uncredited)
William Rhinehart ... Townsman (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman ... Bill Moons (uncredited)

Guy Teague ... Orin Keene (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Hotel Proprietor-Bartender (uncredited)

Directed by
Delmer Daves 
Writing credits
Halsted Welles (screenplay)

Elmore Leonard (story)

Produced by
David Heilweil .... producer
Original Music by
George Duning 
Cinematography by
Charles Lawton Jr. (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
Art Direction by
Frank Hotaling 
Set Decoration by
William Kiernan 
Robert Priestley 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair styles
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (as Josh Westmoreland)
John Speak .... boom operator (uncredited)
Jimmie Booth .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Bradshaw .... stunts (uncredited)
John L. Cason .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Hagney .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hale .... stunts (uncredited)
Brad Harris .... Stunt double: Richard Jaeckel (uncredited)
Robert 'Buzz' Henry .... stunts (uncredited)
Erwin Neal .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrations
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G (DVD rating) | Australia:PG (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:6 (DVD rating) (2002) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1957) | South Africa:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1997) (2002) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #18496) | West Germany:12 | West Germany:12 (f)
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This film, along with the equally allegorical High Noon (1952), was a deciding factor in making Howard Hawks create Rio Bravo (1959), a return to more optimistic, less revisionist Westerns.See more »
Continuity: Inside the hotel room, when Wade fights with Dan trying to disarm him, Wade falls with his back on the bed and his hat rolls a little ways from him. When they take a close up shot of Wade, his hat is almost completely on his head. When Dan orders Wade to get up, they cut to a medium shot and once again, his hat is way over on bed again.See more »
[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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45 out of 65 people found the following review useful.
Striking Imagery, 15 August 2005
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

In the Old West, a meek family man (Van Heflin), already under pressure to save his cattle and homestead from a devastating drought, must now confront a ruthless, but smooth-talking, killer (Glenn Ford). Textured characterization of these two men, with seemingly opposite motivations, more than offsets a somewhat thin story, a credit both to the film's dialogue and to the acting.

The pace is slow and plodding. The tension builds gradually, as the clock counts down the hours and minutes to the arrival of the 3:10 p.m. train to Yuma (Arizona), that will end the standoff. The film's simple theme of good vs. evil evokes similar stories from the old Gunsmoke TV series of the 1950s.

The film gets off to a powerful start, with a stark B&W image of a distant stage coach moving across a barren desert landscape, as Frankie Laine wails, with affectation, the mournful theme song. It's one of the most striking opening scenes in cinema history.

While the dialogue and acting are more than competent, it's the visuals that really distinguish this film. The overall B&W imagery provided by cinematographer Charles Lawton, Jr. is almost in the same league as the B&W imagery from cinematographers Gregg Toland and Stanley Cortez.

Apart from the thin story, my only significant quibble with the film is its finale, which I found to be unrealistic, and unsatisfying. These issues aside, "3:10 To Yuma" is a technically well made western that thankfully eschews displays of gratuitous violence, and focuses instead on the psychology of human conflict.

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