Last Train from Gun Hill

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Romance, Western
Director(s): John Sturges
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

I don't want the money,

I want that saddle!

Anybody else take my saddle, get it stole,

you know what I'd do?

- Yes, sir.

- All right.

- What's that on your face?

- Nothing.

- Come here, let me look.

- Ain't nothing.

What do you mean?

Hey, that looks like a scratch, huh?

- Take a she-bear to lay a welt that deep.

- Yeah.

- One of those she-bears over in Pawley.

- Yeah, yeah.

You know, Rick would do better

fighting with men.

- Did you hear what Beero said?

- Yes, sir.

You gonna let him talk like that?

Man, I'd hit him.

He's just joking, Pa.

What's your name? Come on, boy,

what's your name? What? I can't hear.

- Belden.

- Then be a Belden! Hit him!

No man jokes like that with a Belden!

Now, you hit him!

- Beero.

- Yes, Beero!

If you don't, I'll knock you

right through that wall. Hit him.

Beero, don't you pull your punches.

That's enough!

Come on, son, get up.

Get up.

Get out.

Rick, I told you before,

somebody insults you, you hit him!

I don't care if you win or lose,

but you fight, understand?

Sure, Pa, I understand.

So, you got mixed up with a...

a she-bear, huh?



I want that saddle

and the man who stole it.

- Petey all right?

- Yeah. He's asleep now.

You and I track them from the wagon,

from where they killed my daughter.

We find them, even if they gone

to Mexico, we find them.

Don't have to, Keno.

I know who this saddle belongs to.

- Who?

- Belden.

- Craig Belden?

- Yeah.

Then we call the sheriff at Gun Hill

and have him hold him.

I know Belden better than I know you.

I used to work with him, ride with him.

He saved my life once. He'd never

get mixed up in a thing like this.

- We'd still better call the sheriff.

- Sit down.

Belden must have 20 or 30 men

riding for him. Could be any one of them.

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James Poe

James Poe (October 4, 1921 – January 24, 1980) was an American film and television screenwriter. He is best known for his work on the movies Around the World in 80 Days for which he jointly won an Academy Award in 1956, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Summer and Smoke, Lilies of the Field, and They Shoot Horses, Don't They?. He also worked as a writer on the radio shows Escape and Suspense, writing the scripts for some of their best episodes, most notably "Three Skeleton Key" and "The Present Tense", both of which starred Vincent Price. Poe was married to actress Barbara Steele from 1969 to 1978. more…

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