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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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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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For the sequences showing the train in Gun Hill, Paramount installed 600 feet of track snaking in and around their western street located at their Hollywood studio. At one point the steam engine traveled right under the window of Paramount chief executive Y. Frank Freeman who protested so much about the resulting noise that the tracks had to be moved. See more »

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

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Craig Belden: Suppose I could locate them for you?
Marshal Matt Morgan: I'd take them both back to Pawley. They'll stand trial for rape and murder.
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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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