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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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Director:
Writers:
Halsted Welles (screenplay)
Elmore Leonard (story)
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Release Date:
1957 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Drink the whisky... Love the woman... Try to stay alive till the 3:10 pulls out of town! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
Glenn Ford: 1916 - 2006
 (From IMDb News. 31 August 2006)

User Reviews:
Psychotic killer or gentleman thief? See more (106 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
Stunts
Jimmie Booth .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Bradshaw .... stunts (uncredited)
John L. Cason .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Hagney .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hale .... stunts (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)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 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: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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Trivia:
Glenn Ford was originally offered the role of Dan Evans. He refused and suggested himself for the role of Ben Wade.See more »
Goofs:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)See more »
Soundtrack:
3:10 to YumaSee more »

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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Psychotic killer or gentleman thief?, 3 June 2003
Author: erskine_fincher from Florida

I've liked this movie for a long time. Watching it last night, though, it finally occurred to me to wonder about the character played by Glenn Ford. I don't really understand what motivates him, or his gang.

Some people have commented that the closing scene is unbelievable, but I think that's only true because we never get a fix on Glenn Ford's character. Is he a psychotic killer, or is he a gentleman thief?

The psychotic killer label is supported by his actions in the opening scene of the stage coach robbery. He didn't even try to talk himself out of that situation, even though the driver was one against twelve and couldn't carry out his threat without being gunned down instantly. It's also supported by the fear that his name strikes into the hearts of all the townspeople. A man doesn't generate that kind of fear by simply robbing stage coaches. Obviously, he and his gang have done a lot of killing.

The gentleman thief label is supported by his complete lack of bullying characteristics. In every other situation of the movie except that opening scene, he uses his charm to try to get around people. He doesn't attempt to run roughshod over them. That completely contradicts the image of a guy who shoots first and asks questions later.

As for his gang, they show an extraordinary amount of loyalty to him and each other, which makes the shooting during the stage coach robbery that much more unconvincing. Why would they be loyal to a leader who didn't even try to save one of his own? Maybe that was just an anomaly. Ford tells us later in the movie that his gang will always go to extraordinary lengths to save one of their own, and they do just that to try to free him. Yet, at the end, he chooses to save the life of Van Heflin rather than go with his gang. Okay, so he decided that Van Heflin was a good guy worth saving, even if it did get his second in command killed. I don't mind that. What bothers me is, why is he so confident that, having turned his back on his gang, they are going to try to rescue him again in Yuma??? If I'm in that gang, he's made his choice and he can swing for it.

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