3:10 to Yuma (1957) - Plot Summary Poster


Plot Summary

  • 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}
  • When the charming outlaw Ben Wade is captured after the heist of a stagecoach, the stage line owner Mr. Butterfield offers US$ 200 to the man that escorts the bandit to the city of Contention to take the 3:10 PM train to Yuma to be sent to trial. The rancher Dan Evans is broken and needs the money to save his cattle and support his family and accepts the assignment. During their journey, Dan saves the life of Ben when a vigilante tries to execute the criminal. Meanwhile Ben's gang split to find where Ben is and then rescues their boss. When they find that Ben is trapped in a hotel room, they put the place under siege and Dan can not find any man to help him.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 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.

    - Written by nufs68


A stagecoach makes its way across the scorched desert as we hear sing the theme song that will be repeated in many guises throughout the film (even whistled by the villain)...

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