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Director:
Writers:
Les Crutchfield (story)
James Poe (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 November 1959 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The fiery brilliance of 8 great stars ! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Excellent classic western with too little attention See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (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)
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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
 
Stunts
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)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"One Angry Day" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
Anthony Quinn was only thirteen years older than Earl Holliman, who plays his son.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Linda, Craig's Girl:Oh, and if any of the girls try and tell you how wonderful you are, don't believe them. I know. I used to deal there.
[she gets up]
Linda, Craig's Girl:Just like Jimmy - stobborn as a mule!
Marshal Matt Morgan:Next time you see Jimmy, say hello. We seem to have a lotr in common.
Linda, Craig's Girl:Maybe more than you know. He's dead!
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Movie Connections:
Remade as Bhavani Junction (1985)See more »

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34 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
Excellent classic western with too little attention, 22 January 2006
Author: keuhkokala from Finland

Some say Rio Bravo, some the Searchers, some Shane for some reason. Everyone has an opinion about what the greatest 'classic' western (before the '60s when Leone and Peckinpah broke the old myths) is. I would have said High Noon for a while ago. Then I was home last evening, at a very cold and snowy winter day. I thought to look at a movie from TV and didn't care much what they were showing. It happened to be this masterpiece. And I was awe-struck.

The story tells about a sheriff (Kirk Douglas), whose Indian wife and a mother to his child is raped and murdered. He goes on to find the men who did it to the town of Gun Hill and finds out that the other of the men is the son of his old friend (Anthony Quinn). He has in time become the most powerful man of Gun Hill and won't let his son to be taken to the court for his actions.

This is a quite daring one for a fifties western. There's some blood and nudity here. And most of all, the sides aren't black and white, but rather shades of gray. The movie's most potent message is that you can't take a life, even a criminal, because there will be people who were close to him and his death will hurt them worse. Every life is valuable.

Kirk Douglas is good in the lead role. He bottles most of his emotions in, as probably anyone in his situation would. Better is Anthony Quinn, who essentially has to decide between his son and his best friend. He portrays anger, fear, anxiety and hopelessness great.

This became my favorite classic western. it's not Once Upon a Time in the West, but I loved to see so mature themes in such an old movie. It looks great too, they had wonderful set builders then.

***** The Best Part: The showdown at the Gun Hill railway station

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