Arthur Hawke works as a coal truck driver in Kentucky, he in the process trying to protect his widowed mother Sarah Hawke's property rights against his wealthy and cutthroat paternal uncles... See full summary »
Premarital sex, secrets, and society. At 17, shy Susan Slade is on her way to California after a ten-year stay at a remote Chilean mine where her father was chief engineer. Onboard ship, ... See full summary »
Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him imprisoned unjustly. The other, McBain, is just trying to go straight, but that is easier said than done once the Dutchman involves him in his gold theft scheme.Written by
Ernest Borgnine, introduced to Yuma through the opening scene setting of this movie(Yuma Territorial Prison) heard there was superb small bird hunting in the area. My dad and I used to see him early mornings at breakfast every fall for years thereafter at the old Stardust Hotel where he stayed while bird hunting. See more »
As the stand-ins for 'The Dutchman' and McBain are riding in the wagon on their way to rob the Lisbon mine, the long shots show 'The Dutchman' wearing a tan leather jacket. However, on reaching the mine, the jacket has disappeared and is replaced by a vest. See more »
Why did you help me on the bridge? Because your heart speaks, yes? That's why I want you to stay here. Because I like you.
Sure... because I'm so "good"-lookin'.
Ohh... You think I'm 16 years old, and I only dream of a man who is pretty as a postcard? No... I see inside. And what I see inside, querido, is very good. I want you to stay her for a long time.
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Opening credits: Arizona Territorial Prison 1898 See more »
Because this remake of Huston's "The Asphalt Jungle" cuts to the chase swifter than the original, it's a much more satisfying version of that story. While it retains much of the strengths of Burnett's script (the crisp dialogue, the class structure of the underworld) it benefits from the Western setting; the gold heist is engaging, the women are better integrated into the tale, the threat is more present.) Alan Ladd, while a bit puffy at this stage in his life, is still charming and clever enough for the lead. Borgnine is a more robust thug than Sterling Hayden ever dreamed of being. And the supporting cast is every bit as colorful and quick in their delivery. (Character actor Tony Caruso appears in both films, a lot more lively as Comanchee.) I have seen this film a dozen times and admire it's efficiency.
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