#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The wife of marshal Matt Morgan is raped and murdered. The killers leave behind a distinctive saddle, that Morgan recognises as belonging to his old friend Craig Belden, now cattle baron in the town of Gun Hill. Belden is sympathetic, until it transpires that one of the murderers is his own son Rick, whom he refuses to hand over. Morgan is determined to capture Rick and take him away by the 9.00 train; but he is trapped in the town alone, with Belden and all his men now looking to kill him.
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.
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_**Mixes “Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” with “3:10 to Yuma”**_
In Arizona, a justice-minded marshal (Kirk Douglas) apprehends the criminal son (Earl Holliman) of a big time rancher (Anthony Quinn) and is determined to take him back to his town via the 9:00 PM train. But the rancher & his cronies mean to stop it, whatever the cost. Carolyn Jones is on hand.
Directed by John Sturges, “Last Train from Gun Hill” (1959) is similar in tone to Sturges’ “Gun Fight at the O.K. Corral” mixed with elements of “3:10 to Yuma” (both from 1957), but it’s not as good as either. Quinn’s character is exasperatingly oafish in that he refuses to hold his grossly foolish son accountable for rape/murder. The fact that the woman was an AmerIndian is irrelevant.
The showdown in the final act is also unrealistic. Not to mention there’s too much sitting around and the flick seems longer than it is. If you can get past these flaws, it’s an okay 50’s Western with two notable stars.
The movie runs 1 hour, 35 minutes, and was shot in several areas of Arizona, including Old Tucson, with some stuff done at Paramount Studios, Hollywood.
You’re leaving’ on the next train. I own the sheriff! I own this town! I own every man in it! You’re leaving’ on the next train, Matt!
Matt Morgan (Kirk Douglas) and Craig Belden (Anthony Quinn) are old friends who went on different career paths. Morgan is a law man, settled down with his Indian wife and had a son. Belden is a cattle baron and self appointed ruler of the town of Gun Hill. When Morgan’s wife is raped and murdered, he follows the only clue available to him; one of Belden’s saddles. At first he hopes that Belden’s saddle had been stolen, but he quickly finds that the horrendous crime has been committed by Rick (Earl Holliman), Belden’s son. But upon arresting Rick, Morgan finds that Belden, and the town under his control, except Belden’s on off gal, Linda (Carolyn Jones), are not keen to let him leave on the Last Train From Gun Hill.
Directed by John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven), Last Train From Gun Hill is adapted by James Poe (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) from a story written by Les Crutchfield. Photography is by Charles Lang and the score is provided by Dimitri Tiomkin.
The first thing that springs to mind upon completing a viewing of this film; is that the tale has been dealt with far better in the Western genre before. Thus Sturges’ film holds no surprises at all. Only two years prior we had had the infinitely superior Delmer Daves piece, 3:10 To Yuma. However, if a story has good thematics, then why not take another wander down a well trodden moody path? Indeed, and Sturges’ film is nicely constructed pretty much across the board. With its blend of psychological undertones and action, helped by the mostly impressive cast, it ends up being an entertaining Oater. This in spite of not going a little darker when perhaps it should have. In fact, Sturges, a fine director for sure, is possibly too aware of keeping the film sprightly for a general wide appeal audience, something that can also be said about Tiomkin’s score. It’s a bit distracting when a tension mounting sequence is scored with funky uplift music! While Lang’s photography is interesting, in a good way, using nice long shots in his scorched landscape exteriors.
It’s been done better, but none the less it is recommended for those genre fans who like a brave man determined to succeed against overwhelming odds. 7/10
Rock solid classic Western.
This movie took me by surprise as one of the more effective revenge capers I’ve seen in quite awhile. It’s really much more than a simple revenge movie, but it opens with an offense so outrageous, one could never rest without seeing the scoundrel put to justice. That seems like a very unlikely prospect for most of the film’s running length.
The central theme is the classic Western notion of one man representing pure good stubbornly standing fast against overwhelming odds. Last Train combines the brainy suspense of 3:10 to Yuma and the provocative paranoia of High Noon, with a healthy serving of melodrama.
Kirk Douglas may not be as prominent as John Wayne or Clint Eastwood but his work here equals their best. He is extremely grim and convincing as the mightily offended protagonist. Anthony Quinn maintains his usual formidable presence as the heavyweight opponent.
If you’re exploring the great Westerns or just looking for a good suspense thriller, this one is excellent.
Powerful western drama.
A super director, John Sturges; two macho leading men, Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn; plus a very interesting story makes for a better than your typical western. Douglas plays a lawman avenging the rape and murder of his wife. Long time friend, Craig Belden(Quinn)is a rich land baron/rancher/town owner that must defend the actions of his young and restless son played by Earl Holliman.
Also in the cast are the alluring Carolyn Jones and Brian G. Hutton. Look for small roles played by Dabbs Greer, Ty Hardin and Bing Russell.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Drama, Romance, Western
Director John Sturges
Writer Les Crutchfield, James Poe
Actors Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length 2,584 m
Negative Format 35 mm (horizontal) (Eastman 25T 5248)
Cinematographic Process VistaVision
Printed Film Format 35 mm