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Les Crutchfield (story)
James Poe (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 November 1959 (Japan) See more »
The fiery brilliance of 8 great stars ! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rock solid classic Western. See more (59 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Kirk Douglas ... Marshal Matt Morgan

Anthony Quinn ... Craig Belden

Carolyn Jones ... Linda

Earl Holliman ... Rick Belden

Brad Dexter ... Beero
Brian G. Hutton ... Lee Smithers (as Brian Hutton)
Ziva Rodann ... Catherine Morgan

Bing Russell ... Skag

Val Avery ... Steve, Horseshoe Bartender'
Walter Sande ... Sheriff Bartlett
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Alden ... Craig's Man (uncredited)

John Anderson ... Salesman in Horseshoe (uncredited)
Emile Avery ... Townsman (uncredited)
Michael Bachus ... Townsmen (uncredited)
Kenneth Becker ... Cowboy (uncredited)
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Small Man in Horseshoe (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Townsman (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Frank Carter ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Fred Coby ... Luke (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Vera Denham ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Dabbs Greer ... Deputy Andy (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Craig's Man Waiting in Horseshoe (uncredited)

Ty Hardin ... Cowboy Loafer (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Townsman (uncredited)
Rusty Havens ... Boy (uncredited)
Dick Haynes ... Townsmen (uncredited)
Lars Henderson ... Petey Morgan (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Man in Harper House Lobby (uncredited)
Michael Jeffers ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ricky Kelman ... Boy (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Departing Train Passenger (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Saloon Patron (uncredited)
Kim Leslie ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Baron James Lichter ... (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Charlie (uncredited)
Mara Lynn ... Minnie (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Drummer on Train (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Storekeeper (uncredited)
Raymond A. McWalters ... Wounded Gunman (uncredited)
Walter Merrill ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
King Mojave ... Townsman (uncredited)
William Newell ... Harper House Clerk (uncredited)
Alan Roberts ... Boy (uncredited)
Mark Roberts ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Tony Russel ... Pinto (uncredited)
Carl Saxe ... Craig's Man (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Saloon Dealer (uncredited)
Court Shepard ... Cowboy (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Henchman (uncredited)
Charles Stevens ... Keno (uncredited)
Dante Charles Stradella ... Townsman (uncredited)
Glenn Strange ... Gun Hill Bouncer (uncredited)
Julius Tannen ... Horseshoe Cleaning Man (uncredited)
Harriette Tarler ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Sid Tomack ... Roomer (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Barfly (uncredited)
Robin Warga ... Boy (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Jake (uncredited)

Directed by
John Sturges 
Writing credits
Les Crutchfield (story "Showdown")

James Poe (screenplay)

Produced by
Paul Nathan .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Original Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang  (as Charles Lang Jr.)
Casting by
Edward R. Morse (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair styles supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Hedy Mjorud .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Harry Ray .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Frank Westmore .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Richard Blaydon .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director (as D. Michael Moore)
Lloyd Allen .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ralph Axness .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Romaine Birkmeyer .... prop buyer (uncredited)
Cline Jones .... prop buyer (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Robert McCrellis .... props (uncredited)
Dwight Thompson .... props (uncredited)
Dee Turner .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Winston H. Leverett .... sound recordist (as Winston Leverett)
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
R.D. Cook .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Nick Gerolimates .... sound cableman (uncredited)
Hayden Hohstadt .... mike grip (uncredited)
Bud Parman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Eric Alden .... stunts (uncredited)
Polly Burson .... stunt double: Ziva Rodann (uncredited)
Fred Carson .... stunt double (uncredited)
Ann Duncan .... stunt double: Lars Henderson, Jr. (uncredited)
Jerry Gatlin .... stunts (uncredited)
Erwin Neal .... stunt double: Brian Hutton (uncredited)
Carl Saxe .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Bennett .... camera operator (uncredited)
Mal Bulloch .... still photographer (uncredited)
Howard Cashion .... camera mechanic (uncredited)
William Collins .... grip (uncredited)
Ed Crowder .... grip (uncredited)
Pat Drew .... gaffer (uncredited)
Frank Dugas .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bud Fraker .... still photographer (uncredited)
Cecil Gardiner .... grip (uncredited)
Archie Gardner .... grip (uncredited)
James Grant .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
James Hawley .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Warren Hoag .... best boy (uncredited)
W. Wallace Kelley .... camera operator (uncredited)
Thomas E. 'Pep' Lee .... electrician (uncredited)
Rollie Lilly .... grip (uncredited)
Kyme Meade .... camera operator (uncredited)
Terry K. Meade .... loader (uncredited)
Lorne Netten .... electrician (uncredited)
Dave Perry .... electrician (uncredited)
Joe Schuster .... electrician (uncredited)
Dominic Seminerio .... grip (uncredited)
Walter Sullivan .... generator operator (uncredited)
Paul Uhl .... camera operator (uncredited)
Edward Wahrman .... camera assistant (uncredited)
Herb Welts .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
William Cowitt .... casting (uncredited)
Bill Greenwald .... casting (uncredited)
Alice Moriarty .... casting secretary (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... costumes: men (uncredited)
Bud Clark .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Grace Harris .... costumes: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Warren Low .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
Dimitri Tiomkin .... conductor
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Manuel Emanuel .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Michael Heindorf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert Taylor .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Al Latta .... transportation (uncredited)
L.D. McKnight .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Bill Gray .... location auditor (uncredited)
Bill Hurley .... livestock (uncredited)
Bob Miles .... wrangler (uncredited)
Richard Rabis .... craft service (uncredited)
Pedro Regaldo .... staff (uncredited)
Jack Saper .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Art Sarno .... publicist (uncredited)
Manuel Vasquez .... staff (uncredited)
Marvin Weldon .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"One Angry Day" - USA (alternative title)
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95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Australia:X (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Taiwan:PG-12 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Gun Hill Sheriff Bartlett:Far as I'm concerned, you can go out on the street and get yourself killed anytime you want to, but, you know something, 40 years from now the weeds'll grow just as pretty on my grave as they will on yours. Nobody'll even remember that I was yellow and you died like a fool. That's your long view, son. Always take the long view.
Marshal Matt Morgan:I've got two warrants, and I'm gonna serve them. I'm leavin' town with two men, and the long view is this: don't try to stop me!
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Rock solid classic Western., 28 April 2008
Author: addicott from United States

This movie took me by surprise as one of the more effective revenge capers I've seen in quite awhile. It's really much more than a simple revenge movie, but it opens with an offense so outrageous, one could never rest without seeing the scoundrel put to justice. That seems like a very unlikely prospect for most of the film's running length.

The central theme is the classic Western notion of one man representing pure good stubbornly standing fast against overwhelming odds. Last Train combines the brainy suspense of 3:10 to Yuma and the provocative paranoia of High Noon, with a healthy serving of melodrama.

Kirk Douglas may not be as prominent as John Wayne or Clint Eastwood but his work here equals their best. He is extremely grim and convincing as the mightily offended protagonist. Anthony Quinn maintains his usual formidable presence as the heavyweight opponent.

If you're exploring the great Westerns or just looking for a good suspense thriller, this one is excellent.

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