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Decision at Sundown
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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)
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Randolph Scott's quest for misguided revenge 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)
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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:
Tate Kimbrough:You and I have always understood one another, haven't we, Charlie?
Charles Summerton:Well, at least I've always understood you.
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Randolph Scott's quest for misguided revenge, 18 December 2008
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

This film pretty much maintains all its scenes within the town of Sundown, where Bart Allison (Randolph Scott) and his partner Sam (Noah Beery) arrive on the day of the marriage of Tate Kimbrough (John Carroll) to Lucy Summerton (Karen Steele). As such, it lacks the scenic outdoor beauty that a lot of 50s westerns took advantage of, and instead builds up a more or less interesting story behind the vengeful character played by Scott. The town of Sundown is under the control of Kimbrough who's marrying Lucy though his real girlfriend is Ruby James (Valerie French) who works at the saloon. The film is a little to staged but features a well drawn out gunfight where Scott and Beery are holed up in a livery stable while Kimbrough's men shoot out the windows from various strategic locations. For a western, Scott's role is quite extraordinary, and though you think all of the characters are stereotypes, the story expands enough to give them some interesting individuality.

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