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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Richard Jaeckel ... Charlie Prince
Robert Emhardt ... Mr. Butterfield
Sheridan Comerate ... Bob Moons
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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Trivia

The film caused "Yuma" to enter the lexicon of Cuban slang: Yumas is a term for American visitors, while La Yuma is the United States. See more »

Goofs

When Ben's men ride to town to rescue him there are seven riders on the outskirts, then nine just as they get into town, then seven riding through town, and finally eight when they stop below the room Ben is in. 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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Connections

Referenced in P.R.O.F.S. (1985) 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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A tough act to follow
11 August 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

Christian Bale and Russell Crowe are going to have to perform feats of magic to beat this film. There is no doubt that they have picked one of the toughest westerns to beat in their remake.

There is shooting, but this is not a shoot-'em-up western. It is a thoughtful game of chess between a ruthless outlaw (Glenn Ford) and a farmer (Van Heflin). To see Ford, who we lost last year, try to buy Helflin (Johnny Eager, Shane), and see Heflin grow in courage was magnificent.

Every one else fades as these two play their game. The ending was terrific. I am anxious to see if they change it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 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:

$4,033,000
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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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