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Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

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A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

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Marshal Matt Morgan
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Craig Belden
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Linda
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Rick Belden
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Lee Smithers (as Brian Hutton)
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Catherine Morgan
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Steve, Horseshoe Bartender'
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The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognises as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill. Belden is sympathetic, until it transpires that one of the murderers is his own son Rick, whom he refuses to hand over. Morgan is determined to capture Rick and take him away by the 9.00 train; but he is trapped in the town alone, with Belden and all his men now looking to kill him. Written by David Levene <D.S.Levene@durham.ac.uk>

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3 November 1959 (Japan)  »

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Last Train from Harper's Junction  »

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Trivia

Hal B. Wallis bought Les Crutchfield 's story in March 1954 and planned it as a possible starring vehicle for Charlton Heston or Burt Lancaster. See more »

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The train that Morgan takes to Gun Hill is seen to go round the same corner twice, once at night and once during the day. See more »

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Marshal Matt Morgan: It's customary for the sheriff to cooperate - furnish deputies...
Gun Hill Sheriff Bartlett: We've got our own customaries, Mr. Morgan. Anyway, the sheriff ain't around.
Marshal Matt Morgan: When's he comin' back?
Gun Hill Sheriff Bartlett: He ain't comin' back.
Marshal Matt Morgan: [realizing he's being stonewalled, he puts his hands on his hips and smiles ironically] What are you? Deputy?
Gun Hill Sheriff Bartlett: Don't matter much what you call me.
[he takes a badge out of his pocket and throws it on the desk]
Marshal Matt Morgan: [looking at the badge] I'm callin' you yellow!
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A great , underrated classic western
10 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film recently on cable and was reminded of how well made it was. I'm a fan of the late director John Sturges' work and I own both "The Magnificent Seven" & "The Great Escape" on DVD. "Last Train from Gun Hill" does'nt get the same mention along with the well deserved recognition of these other films of the director. I'd rank it among the best classic westerns of the 50's & 60's period of great Hollywood movies. The story benefits from starring two great actors in Kirk Douglas and the late Anthony Quinn. Earl Holliman showed great promise in an early role as the spoiled rotten son of Mr. Belden. I'm surprised that he did not become a bigger star as a character actor throughout his career. And the late Carolyn Jones turned in a strong performance too as Linda. Definitely up there in the same ranking of great classic westerns and one of the best efforts of John Sturges. I will buy this DVD as well to add to my movie library! Lorenzo the tbirdman


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