3:10 to Yuma

Synopsis: After outlaw leader Ben Wade is captured in a small town, his gang continue to threaten. Small-time rancher Dan Evans is persuaded to take Wade in secret to the nearest town with a railway station to await the train to the court at Yuma. Once the two are holed up in the hotel to wait it becomes apparent the secret is out, and a battle of wills starts.
Director(s): Delmer Daves
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Let me warn you. I'm Mr. Butterfield.

This is my line and my passengers.

You bother them, I'll hound you

to kingdom come.

We won't bother anybody.

We just want what's underneath

that tarpaulin.

I think our cattle are over the ridge.

I can hear them.

How'd they get over here?

Come on, Pop. Let's go for them.

Let's let the dust settle first, son.


Tell him to stay there.

Stay where you are!

- What do you want?

- I want my cattle back!

- He'll get them in 5 minutes.

- You'll get them in 5 minutes!

You gonna let them do this to you?

Not much else I can do.

Don't anybody move!

If you move, I'll kill him.

Lift him up easy.

Put him on his horse.

Aren't you gonna do something?

What, and get myself shot too?

That must be Ben Wade and his gang.

What's his name?

Bill Moons.

- Where does he live?

- He used to live in Contention City.

Take him there.

Can't. My passengers are due

in Bisbee, only a few miles away.

Take him to Bisbee and put him

on the next coach back.

Where a man lives

is where he should be buried.

- We'll need those horses.

- Why?

So you don't ride to the marshal.

Get off.

All right, boys. Get off.

We'll turn them loose

this side of Bisbee.

- You wait! My pa will kill you!

- Mark.

Let's get the cattle.

Hello there! Could you help us?

- I gotta get the cattle home!

- Could you lend us a horse?

Yeah, I'll bring one back!

What happened?

Where are your horses?

The coach was held up.

They saw us, Ma, and took them.

And killed the driver!

They killed the driver?

One of their fellows was on top,

taking off these bags...

...and the driver grabs him

as a shield.

Do they care?

No, they shoot through him.

It was Ben Wade.

Ben Wade?

What did you do?

There were 12. What could I do?

- We stood still.

- Then they took our horses.

We just watched.

What else could we do?

You want us to get shot?


Go saddle a couple of horses.

I ought to take them

some water too, I guess.

I'm glad you're safe.

Anything could have happened.

There was no danger,

not to us anyway.

- It just seems so terrible.

- Why? What's terrible?

- Nothing.

- What's the matter?


It's terrible that bad things happen,

and all we do is stand by and watch.

Lots of things happen where

you can only stand by and watch.

I know, but to have you stand by

and to have the boys watching...

That's life. You have to watch

a lot of terrible things.

People get killed.

Lightning can kill you.

Three years of drought

killing my cattle is terrible.

But I can't make it rain.

Expect me to cool off the sun?

Dan, why are you so cross?

You expect something from me

that I'm not.

No, I don't. Not really.

I can't go chasing after outlaws,

my cattle dying all over.

- Lf they die, don't know what I'll do.

- I'll hold it.

Ten years of sweating.

You think I want to lose this place?

- Cattle's not dying at Parker's ranch.

- No, of course not.

He's got a stream that don't run dry.

Have you asked him

to let you use it?

What good?

Six months' water right costs $200.

Where will I get that?

Oh, Dan, you have to do something.

You can't just stand by and watch.

You work so hard, I work so hard

and the boys...

Maybe it'll rain.

What if you borrowed

the money in town?

- You know I hate to beg from people.

- Borrowing isn't begging.

It could save us.

I suppose I could try.

- You gonna look for the horses?

- I'm going to Bisbee first.

I'll look on the way back.

That loan would take care of six

months. By then it's bound to rain.

All this will be green in six months.

The cattle will be fat, and the boys...

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