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Writers:
Halsted Welles (screenplay)
Elmore Leonard (story)
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Release Date:
13 September 1957 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Drink the whisky... Love the woman... Try to stay alive till the 3:10 pulls out of town! See more »
Plot:
After outlaw leader Ben Wade is captured in a small town, his gang continue to threaten. Small-time... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Glenn Ford: 1916 - 2006
 (From IMDb News. 31 August 2006)

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Tense little thriller that stands out for it's simplicity and it's strong characterisation See more (102 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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 stylist
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)
 
Stunts
Robert Bradshaw .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert 'Buzz' Henry .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack N. Young .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Morris Stoloff .... conductor
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #18496) | West Germany:12 | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
Average Shot Length = ~6.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.6 seconds.See more »
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Anachronisms: As the characters ride into Contention City, modern telephone poles are visible in the background.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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Soundtrack:
3:10 To YumaSee more »

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58 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
Tense little thriller that stands out for it's simplicity and it's strong characterisation, 16 March 2002
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Farmer Evans looks to avoid conflict and work his farm in peace, when he witnesses a stage coach being held up he doesn't get involved. However due to drought and debt threatening his farm, he takes the job of escorting the leader of the gang to Yuma and prison when he is caught. The sheriffs fool the gang into thinking that Wade has been taken by coach and Evans and Wade stay in a hotel room until the train to Yuma. However with Wade's gang getting closer, the clock ticking and Evans' posse deserting him man by man the stakes rise.

It's a western but it could easily have been in any setting if it was done this well. The story is clever but really picks up once Wade is captured – in both Evans' home and in the hotel room, the dialogue becomes clever and meaningful. The story is kept tense (with Evans getting increasingly sweaty) despite being very talky. Wade works Evans in a Machiavellian flow of dialogue that visually gets to him throughout. However once it is clear that honour is important over money the countdown to the tense walk to the train station is on.

Heflin is great as the farmer who takes a stand only to see pride swell up in his family, in a way he respects the criminal for taking risk and being brave in contrast to his middle road lifestyle. Ford is effortlessly brilliant as the criminal blessed with charisma and charm with a dangerous streak underneath – in one key scene he sets out Heflin's character when he easily casts a spell charming Heflin's wife and sons. However beneath the dialogue he is slightly jealous of the farmer's settled life and this adds spice to the relationship between the two.

Overall this is a fantastic western, but if it was set in the modern day it would be a brilliant cop thriller, or in space, a brilliant sci-fi. The key is the central relationship between the two men – here it is perfect and the tension that builds towards the fateful walk to the station is gripping.

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