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Last Train from Gun Hill -- 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.


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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 » | Full synopsis »
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An Underrated Classic See more (62 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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Additional Details

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

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Anthony Quinn was only thirteen years older than Earl Holliman, who plays his son.See more »
Continuity: Near the end of the movie when Marshal Hogan leaves the hotel with ick Belden, the sheriff is shown standing in a group wearing a dark hat, coat and tie. A few moments later he unties the horse and wagon that Hogan uses to go to the train station. Now he is wearing a tan hat and shirt.See more »
Harper House Desk Clerk:[indignantly] You're breakin' the law!
Marshal Matt Morgan:[angrily] I AM the law!
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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
An Underrated Classic, 24 June 2004
Author: Terence Allen from Atlanta, Georgia

John Sturges a number of the best movies ever made - The Great Escape, The Gunfight at O.K. Corral, the Magnificent Seven, and here is a great movie he made that doesn't get mentioned with the all-time greats as it should.

Kirk Douglas is outstanding as the uncompromising sheriff on a mission of revenge when his Native American wife is killed by the spoiled son of a lifelong friend. Anthony Quinn is excellent as the hardbitten rancher who respects Douglas' character more than anybody (and whose life he saved in their youth), but who behaves one as a protective father, and two as a man who is rich and powerful, and used to getting what he wants. Carolyn Jones is also great as a woman caught in the middle of the two men.

No cop-outs, no easily resolutions. Just a great movie with a great cast.

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