Decision at Sundown

Synopsis: Bart Allison arrives in Sundown planning to kill Tate Kimbrough. Three years earlier he believed Kimbrough was responsible for the death of his wife. He finds Kimbrough and warns him he is going to kill him but gets pinned down in the livery stable with his friend Sam by Kimbrough's stooge Sheriff and his men. When Sam is shot in the back after being told he could leave safely, some of the townsmen change sides and disarm the Sheriff's men forcing him to face Allison alone. Taking care of the Sheriff, Allison injures his gun hand and must now face Kimbrough left-handed.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): Budd Boetticher
Production: Columbia Pictures
77 min

- He saw me.

I imagine he must be

a little upset having that

Bible-quoting justice of the peace

perform the ceremony,

instead of the Reverend Peterson.

It could just be that the reverend is

out of town on account of you and me.

Oh, Tate, you're making a mistake.

You'll still need me.

I never needed anybody.

Everybody's got to need somebody.

- You must think you need Lucy Summerton.

- I'm marrying Lucy because I love her.

You love me.

But you never married me.

Oh, it's different between you and me.

You know that.

Yes, I guess I know.

It would be embarrassing for Lucy

if you stayed in town.

I'm leaving Sundown tonight.

I wouldn't want to embarrass

Mrs. Kimbrough.

Honey, you really are something.

I have to change for the wedding.

You can't go to the wedding.

Now, listen to me, Tate.

I never crowded you.

You know I always thought

that someday you'd marry me.

I've given you more

than any woman should ever give a man.

Even though things haven't worked out

the way they should, I've got to be there.

To remind Lucy and her father

and everybody else in town about us?

That's not the reason.

I've got to be there for me, Tate.

Don't you understand? For me.

Maybe if I see you getting married,

it'll be easier for me to understand

that now you belong to somebody else.


do me one last favor, will you?

Don't sit in the front pew.

That sure is a good eating house

down there on the corner.

These horses need food more than we do.

Where's the stable?

Right down there a stretch.

Hey, Doc, come in here

and give me a hand, will you?

Yeah, sure.

We want to buy some feed

for our horses, mister.

You'll have to talk to Abe about that.

He's in here.

I ain't wore these boots in five years.

My feet must have growed some.

- Push.

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Charles Lang

Charles Bryant Lang, Jr., A.S.C. (March 27, 1902, Bluff, Utah – April 3, 1998, Santa Monica, California ) was an American cinematographer. more…

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