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3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.

Director:

Delmer Daves

Writers:

Halsted Welles (screenplay), Elmore Leonard (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Ben Wade
Van Heflin ... Dan Evans
Felicia Farr ... Emmy
Leora Dana ... Mrs. Alice Evans
Henry Jones ... Alex Potter - Town Drunk
Richard Jaeckel ... Charlie Prince
Robert Emhardt ... Mr. Butterfield - Stage Line Owner
Sheridan Comerate Sheridan Comerate ... Bob Moons - Stage Driver's Brother
George Mitchell ... Bartender
Robert Ellenstein ... Ernie Collins
Ford Rainey ... Bisbee Marshal
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Storyline

After outlaw leader Ben Wade is captured in a small town, his gang continue to threaten. Small-time rancher Dan Evans is persuaded to take Wade in secret to the nearest town with a railway station to await the train to the court at Yuma. Once the two are holed up in the hotel to wait it becomes apparent the secret is out, and a battle of wills starts. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

Drink the whisky... Love the woman... Try to stay alive till the 3:10 pulls out of town! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Ten to Yuma See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,850,000, 31 December 1957
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although most Westerns by this time were being produced in color, Delmer Daves and Charles Lawton Jr. opted to shoot this one in black and white. Lawton used red filters on his lenses, however, to give the landscape an even more starkly parched look, befitting the story's setting amid a lengthy drought. See more »

Goofs

When all the characters are shown in the street just after the clock shows just after 11:00, all of their shadows are extremely long, because the scene was shot probably in very early morning after sunrise. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Butterfield, Stage Line Owner: Let me warn you - I am Mr. Butterfield; this is my line, these are my passengers. You bother any of them, I'll hound you from here to kingdom come.
Ben Wade: Mr. Butterfield, we don't mean to bother anybody - we just mean to get what's under that tarpaulin up there, that's all
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: After Earth (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

3:10 to Yuma
by Ned Washington and George Duning
Sung by Frankie Laine
A Columbia Recording Artist
also performed by Norma Zimmer (uncredited)
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Another great western from Elmore Leonard
1 November 2001 | by shhazam2See all my reviews

This movie was enjoyable to me before I knew anything about Elmore Leonard's writings.

The underlying story is made into a very watchable movie by the director and involves a ruthless but insightful gunman being held for subsequent transport by train which will take him to prison. The job of guarding him is taken on by reluctant guard. This temporary guard is a civilian who takes on the job only because he desperately needs the money to save his farm and family.

Typical of Leonard stories, the main characters have strengths and weaknesses not at first evident but when these traits become evident they are significant factors in the outcome of the story.

It is an intelligent movie which is great to watch. I highly recommend it.


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