A Cold Day in Hell

Synopsis: Sierra Nevada Mountains, 1887: William Drayton, once a crack sharpshooter in the Civil War, has lost his wife and home. He has ascended to the high country, wanting never to be heard from again.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Christopher Forbes
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
95 min

Sierra Nevada mountains

You must be Rivers.

- That is correct.

Scarsdale said you would come.

This is Jacobs.

Maybe he wants to participate.

These days you can earn a lot

If you participate with Scarsdale's men.

That's right.

For us they keep a spot Fri

Why do not you come along?

- There is another way, friend.

And what way is that?

- A more secure than yours.

I see you in Paradise Junction.

Your hands where I can see you, son.

The money. Now.

- I do not have much money.

This is a trading post.

We usually exchange.

Listen, kid. you only

one second before I shoot.

I suggest you my friend

give all the money that you do have ...

otherwise he is capable of you

to shoot.

If you kill that guy ...

it means that I am the mountain

it needs to buy my goods.

I do not want to.

I know you from somewhere?


The legend of William Drayton.

The longest shot.

Paradise Junction

1,450 meters

The gallows is effective.

Crude, but effective.

- Yes, coarse.

Mr. Scarsdale, do you think


What if the authorities heard of ...

- I am the authority.

And I intend this

young man as an example ...

to the rest of my men

to clarify ...

that disobedience

not be tolerated.

The sheriff will be there?

Mr. Scarsdale,

may I ask you something?

What's so important

that train?

Are you kidding me?

That train is everything.

You'll see that though Payton is here.

- What did that all by themselves?

Rails and bars, enough for

to proceed with construction.

Plus plenty of drinks for the boys.

Maybe even that glass I

I ordered the window of my bank.

You have planned well, huh?

- You bet.

He's just a boy.

Somebody help him.

He's just a boy.

Do this, please, do not.

Let it be known that this man

will hang until death follows it.

No, he's just a boy.

Somebody help him.

Take me in his place.

Please, someone help him.



It's about time.

I'm sorry. Please let me know

if you still need something.

I will.

You have to do something for me, Jack.

I want you to

Scardale's men added.

I need to know what they're up to.

That's a tough group.

How far do you want me to go?

What do you mean that?

What if they enter the village

and mow down people in cold blood.

Would you think I participate?

View from moment to moment.

Of course, when it comes to women

and children, then ...


- Yes.

And what if they were not involved?

Do I murder innocent people?

Of course not.

Try to avoid bloodshed.

And, in any case, do not let anyone

you know that the law represents.

Because if that happens,

it's done to you.

You told me all that

would not be easy.

I have told you.

I changed my mind.

Yes, sir?

Give me a beer.

- No problem.

I am tired of the law.

So I have my own marshall

hired in my area.

What do you owners

of new taxes?

They accept it,

but they are not happy.

Shut up a minute.

Rivers, come here.

This is my law, Mayor.

May I propose Mr. Rivers.

Are you here?

- No.

Before 3000.

That was the deal.

Businessman. I like that.

Come to my office about ten minutes.

I get a drink from you,

Mr. Mayor?

Where are the men I hear

to perform?

You're crazy, boy.

Did you all crazy?

How about here?

They are.

All right.

I'm leaving.

I walk out of here.

- Get out.

Tell me, why did you let him live?

He's my brother.

Did you hear, Miss Sophie?

- What then?

The Glutters have gold again

found in the mountains.

How many this time?

- Not so much. It is the third time this week.

That they keep to themselves but

whether they are overrun by prospectors.

Can you people?

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Christopher Forbes

Christopher "Kip" Forbes () is vice chairman of the Forbes Publishing company. He attended St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts, and Princeton University. His brother is Steve Forbes, who has made multiple runs for the U.S. presidency and written some in-depth political and economic narratives. Always interested in art and collecting, he worked with his father Malcolm Forbes restoring the Château de Balleroy in Normandy, France, and Old Battersea House in London, England. Mr. Forbes has written numerous books and catalogues about art and collecting, including Fabergé: The Forbes Collection, co-authored with Robyn Tromeur and published by Hugh Lauter Levin. On December 5, 1985, Kip Forbes paid the highest price ever recorded for a single bottle of wine. Hardy Rodenstock (Meinhard Görke) put one of the 'recently discovered' "Th. J." (Thomas Jefferson) bottles up for auction at Christie's in London: a bottle of 1787 Château Lafite engraved "1787 Lafitte Th. J.". The bottles had been found in a walled-up old cellar, and were engraved with vintage years from the late eighteenth century. This had in itself been an interesting find for a collector of old wines, but the bottles also were engraved with the initials, "Th. J.", which was taken as an indication that they had belonged to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was an active oenophile and wine collector, who spent much time in France during the 1780s and whose interest in wine is well documented. The auction catalogue simply listed the value as "inestimable", and it was sold for 105,000 pound sterling, which as of 2007, still remains the worldwide auction record for a single bottle of wine. Christopher Forbes was bidding against Marvin Shanken of Wine Spectator Magazine, with Michael Broadbent handling the gavel at the auction. Rodenstock is currently in court charged with perpetrating large-scale wine fraud. It is alleged that the Thomas Jefferson bottles are fake and multiple experts and various pieces of evidence apparently support this conclusion. Rodenstock has refused to allow the German magazine Stern to have the wine's veracity tested at its expense. A book, The Billionaire's Vinegar, has been published about the affair, although it has been withdrawn from the UK market following legal action by Michael Broadbent. The film rights to both the book and a New Yorker article about the scandal have been purchased. more…

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