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Director:
Writers:
Charles Lang (screenplay)
Vernon L. Fluharty (from a story by)
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Release Date:
10 November 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Big showdown coming up ! See more »
Plot:
Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(4 articles)
User Reviews:
The Day Bart Allison Came To Sundown See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Randolph Scott ... Bart Allison
John Carroll ... Tate Kimbrough

Karen Steele ... Lucy Summerton
Valerie French ... Ruby James

Noah Beery Jr. ... Sam (as Noah Beery)
John Archer ... Dr. John Storrow

Andrew Duggan ... Sheriff Swede Hansen
James Westerfield ... Otis

John Litel ... Charles Summerton

Ray Teal ... Morley Chase

Vaughn Taylor ... Mr. Baldwin

Richard Deacon ... Reverend Zaron

H.M. Wynant ... Spanish
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Chase ... Morley's Henchman (uncredited)
Bill Clark ... Morley's Henchman (uncredited)
Abel Fernandez ... Pete (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Barfly (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Signe Hack ... Stage Passenger (uncredited)
Al Haskell ... Buggy Driver (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Shotgun Guard (uncredited)
Reed Howes ... Morley's Henchman (uncredited)
Shirley Jocelyn ... Lillian (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Townsman (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Townsman (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Morley's Henchman (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Townsman in Church (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Churchgoer (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Morley's Henchman (uncredited)

Bob Steele ... Irv (uncredited)
Guy Wilkerson ... Abe (uncredited)

Directed by
Budd Boetticher 
 
Writing credits
Charles Lang (screenplay) (as Charles Lang Jr.)

Vernon L. Fluharty (from a story by)

Produced by
Harry Joe Brown .... producer
Randolph Scott .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld 
 
Cinematography by
Burnett Guffey (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Peterson 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle  (as Frank A. Tuttle)
 
Makeup Department
Lee Greenway .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Bob Meading .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Nelson .... assistant director
Henry Kline .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
Jean G. Valentino .... sound (as Jean Valentino)
Win Hancock .... recordist (uncredited)
Donald Harris .... sound editor (uncredited)
John H. Newman .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Crosby .... still photographer (uncredited)
Andrew J. McIntyre .... camera operator (uncredited)
James Saper .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harvey Gerhard .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Iva Walters .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Heinz Roemheld .... conductor
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
David Breen .... assistant to producer
Henri Jaffa .... Technicolor color consultant
John Hubbard .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Frances McDowell .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
77 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1958) | Norway:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | UK:PG (tv rating) (video rating) (2007) | USA:Approved (certificate #18651) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
At the beginning when you first see Tate Kimbrough, you can see the fingernail on his left index finger is black, indicating he bruised it at some point around filming.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Several coils of rope hanging in the barn where Scott is trapped are secured with modern tape.See more »
Quotes:
Otis, the Bartender:Doc, when you have been tending bars as long as I have, you wouldn't expect so much out of the human race.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) (TV)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Day Bart Allison Came To Sundown, 5 July 2007
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

This particular Budd Boetticher/Randolph Scott collaboration finds Scott as the meanest he ever was on the screen. At least since Coroner Creek where he played a similarly driven man on a vengeance quest against a man who killed his bride to be.

It's worse in Decision at Sundown. A few years earlier when Scott was away at war John Carroll took up with Scott's late wife. Now Randy with sidekick Noah Beery, Jr. has come into the town of Sundown looking to kill Carroll who has moved there and essentially taken over with his bought and paid for sheriff Andrew Duggan. Carroll by no coincidence I'm sure is getting married to Karen Steele that day, the daughter of a local rancher John Litel much to the dismay of Carroll's long time mistress Valerie French.

Scott interrupts the wedding and then he and Beery are trapped in a barn. While all this is going on a lot of the townsfolk who have let Carroll and his bully boys run roughshod over them start reexamining what's happened to their town.

Decision at Sundown shows Randolph Scott as the ugliest he ever was on the screen. He's a pretty mean hero in Coroner Creek as Chris Danning. But his character of Bart Allison in this film makes Danning look like a Boy Scout.

I can't say any more, you'll just have to see the rather unusual ending in this film and how it works out for Scott and the rest of the town of Sundown.

Let's just say he changed everyone's life, but his own.

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