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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Complete credited cast:
Marshal Matt Morgan
Craig Belden
Rick Belden
Brian G. Hutton ...
Lee Smithers (as Brian Hutton)
Ziva Rodann ...
Catherine Morgan
Steve, Horseshoe Bartender'
Walter Sande ...
Sheriff Bartlett


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 <>

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Release Date:

3 November 1959 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Last Train from Harper's Junction  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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During the final shootout, Morgan was supposed to beat Smithers to the draw. however, the actor playing Smithers, Brian g. Hutton kept beating Douglass to the draw. finally it was decided the Douglas should be holding a shotgun thereby ending that argument. afterwards Douglas remarks can you imagine that Up start beating me to the draw?., Anthony Quinn said, "don't worry about it Kirk will get him in the editing room." See more »


When Linda changes clothes, a white strap suddenly appears then disappears on her left shoulder. See more »


Marshal Matt Morgan: Isn't there anybody in this town that's not afraid of Craig Belden?
Steve, Horseshoe Bartender': Sure! Graveyard's full of them!
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Remade as Bhavani Junction (1985) See more »

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An Old and Competent Western
29 October 2002 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Tense, gripping western where a marshall (Douglas) tries to arrest the killer of his Indian Wife. One problem: this killer is the son of a very powerful man (Quinn) who happens to be a very old time friend of the sheriff. Compelling screenplay gets the attencion of the watchers all along. A little predictable, maybe, but even though a fine example of the golden years of American western. I give this a 7 (seven).

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