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Last Train from Gun Hill (Paramount 1959, Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn)

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A dark, brooding western that transplants a revenge fantasy more typical of noir to the Wild West. Kirk Douglas plays a U.S. marshal who traces the man who raped and killed his wife to Gun Hill only to discover he is the son of a good friend (Anthony Quinn) who will stop at nothing to prevent the marshal from bringing his boy to justice.

John Sturges, the director of Last Train from Gun Hill, is known for Westerns such as Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) and The Magnificent Seven (1960).

production details
USA | Paramount | 98 minutes | 1959

Director: John Sturges
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director of Photography: Charles Lang
Editing:Warren Low
Music:Dimitri Tiomkin
Script: James Poe
Art Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler

cast
Dabbs Greer as Deputy Andy
Val Avery as Steve, Horseshoe Bartender’
Walter Sande as Gun Hill Sheriff Bartlett
Brad Dexter as Beero, Belden Foreman
John Anderson as Salesman
Carolyn Jones as Linda, Craig’s Girl
Ty Hardin as Cowboy Loafer
Kirk Douglas as Marshal Matt Morgan
Anthony Quinn as Craig Belden
Earl Holliman as Rick Belden, Craig’s Son
Brian G. Hutton as Lee Smithers, Rick’s Sidekick
Ziva Rodann as Mrs. Catherine Morgan
Bing Russell as Skag, Belden Hand
Lars Henderson as Petey Morgan
William Newell as Hotel Desk Clerk

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