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 »
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
This film failed at the box office, resulting in a loss to MGM of $373,000 ($3.3M in 2019) according to studio records. See more »
At the beginning of the movie a group of prisoners chained in tandem with leg irons shuffles its way to the river for a "bath". As they approach the guard at the water's edge they are handed a bar of soap. the second prisoner in line holds out his left hand and is given a bar of soap. In the next scene this prisoner has no soap and holds out his hand again to receive the bar a second time. See more »
Two great stars , Ladd and Borgnine , play two ex-cons who plan a major heist on a gold mine
A virtual Western remake of the notorious crime drama The Asphalt Jungle by John Huston that was based on the novel written by W.R. Burnett , but you'd certainly never prefer it to this classic Film Noir .Turn of the century Nevada, 1888 Arizona Federal Prision , Ladd and Borgnine are two inmates who get their freedom . Released from Yuma prison , their destinies eventually converge in the mining town of Precott . But Ladd seeks vendetta from the people of the small mining town that accused him wrongly , while Borgnine wants to go straight . Later on , the excons scheming a robbing but they are not sure whether they can trust each other enough to stick with the difficult plan they are devised to reclaim the property that's rightfully theirs . Then , things go wrong when they agree a covenant with a powerful and suspicious owner , Kent Smith.
The plot is simple in the wake of Noir Films , it has two ex convicts who plan a gold robbery against Kent Smith who cheated them out of their share in a gold mine ; meanwhile , Alan Ladd and Ernest Borgnine fall for two beautiful women , Claire Kelly and Katy Jurado . It contains thrills , suspense , intrigue , amiable rough-house humour , cross and double cross. Main cast is pretty good such as the sober Alan Ladd and sensational Ernest Borgnine as the tough and honorable ex-inmate. Being accompanied by two attractive girls as Claire Kelly and Katy Jurado as an ex-whore . Support cast is frankly good such as Nehemiah Persoff, Anthony Caruso , Ford Rainey , Robert Emhardt , Adam Williams , Karl Swenson and Kent Smith.
Spectacular ciinematography in CinemaScope, Technicolor , shot in Tucson Arizona , by John Seitz , as well as moving and thrilling stock-soundtrack . The motion picture was well produced by Aaron Rosenberg and compellingly directed by Delmer Daves . Delmer was a cool Hollywood filmmaker who shot all kinds of genres , as Noir : Dark passage, The red house ; Drama: Parrish , A summer place , Never let me go ,Rome adventure ; Adventure : Treasure of the golden condor , Demetrius and the gladiators ; Wartime : Destination Tokyo, Task force and specially Westerns such as The hanging tree , Drum beat , Cowboy , 3:10 to Yuma, Jubal , and his most known film Broken Arrow with James Stewart.
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