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Last Train from Gun Hill
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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:
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(5 articles)
User Reviews:
Another Classic John Sturges Western! 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
Country:
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:
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 »
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:
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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Another Classic John Sturges Western!, 20 November 2004
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

"Last Train From Gun Hill" never received the praise it was due coming as it did between two more famous John Sturges westerns, "Gunfight At the O.K. Corral" (1957) and "the Magnificent Seven" (1960). It is nonetheless a classic in its own right. It has a strong cast headed by Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn and holds your attention from start to finish.

Two cowboys, Rick Beldon (Earl Holliman) and Lee Smithers (Brian G. Hutton) are on their way home from a few days of fun and games when a buckboard carrying an attractive young Indian squaw (Zora Rodann) and her young son Petey (Lars Henderson). The men taunt the young woman until she horse whips Rick, laying open a deep cut on his face. The men become angered and chase the woman until they catch her and rape her, accidentally killing her in the process. Her son escapes, steals Rick's horse and rides to town to tell his father, who happens to be town marshal Matt Morgan (Douglas).

Morgan distraught over his wife's horrible death, recognizes the saddle on Rick's horse as that of an old friend Craig Beldon (Quinn). Beldon is now a wealthy rancher who controls most of the town of Gun Hill. Morgan takes the train to Gun Hill where he meets Beldon's mistress Linda (Carolyn Jones). He then goes to Beldon's ranch in search of his wife's killers. At first Beldon offers his help until he realizes that the guilty party is his son Rick.

Morgan vows that he will take Rick and Lee back for trial on, you guessed it, the last train from Gun Hill. Beldon swears that Morgan will never take his son and makes plans to stop Morgan. Morgan manages to capture Rick and......

As in other Sturges westerns there is plenty of action, excellent photography and solid direction all leading up to a climatic gunfight.

Also in the cast are Brad Dexter and Bing Russell as Beldon's top henchmen and Walter Sande as the town sheriff. Sharp eyed western fans will also spot veterans Glenn Strange, Dabbs Greer, Charlie Stevens, Billy Benedict, John Anderson and Ty Hardin in small featured roles.

A great western.

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