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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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Catherine Morgan
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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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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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On its way to Gun Hill, the train has four cars. By the time it reaches the station, there are only two, and the baggage car is a different one than before. See more »

Quotes

Harper House Desk Clerk: [indignantly] You're breakin' the law!
Marshal Matt Morgan: [angrily] I AM the law!
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A classic suspense western
21 July 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Top-notch western drama of a sheriff on a vengeance quest to track down the men who murdered his wife. Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn are excellent as erstwhile friends who are on opposite sides of the dilemma facing them. The film is as much a mystery as a western and several interesting characters intersect the main plot which plays out at the town's train station at the close. Douglas, always intense and edgy is matched by Quinn's stubborn refusal to make the right moral choice. Carolyn Jones and Earl Holliman head a good cast of supporting actors in the tense drama which increases as the plot angles play out. Beautiful western vistas add to a great classic story.


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