3:10 to Yuma

directed by Delmer Daves
Category: "Western"
Year of Release:1957
Date Added:04/02/2008
Date Watched:03/31/2008
Description:Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) is the notorious leader of a gang of robbers. When rancher Dan Evans (Van Heflin) watched Wade hold up a stagecoach and kill the driver, he does nothing. Evan's wife is disappointed in him, so when he discovers Wade hanging out in town, he helps the sheriff capture the criminal.

But there's a problem — Wade's gang is on the way and the townspeople want nothing to do with the situation. Evans, with the help of the town drunk (the only other man brave enough to volunteer), agrees to take Wade to the train to Yuma while the Sheriff tries to lead Wade's gang away.

The two men have to spend several hours in a hotel room, and Wade uses every trick he can think of to bribe or scare Evans. Things get chaotic when the brother of the murdered stage driver shows up and attempts to kill Wade. Evans intervenes.

Wade's gang arrives just before the train, but Evans manages to get him to the train — because, to his suprise, Wade is cooperative. The criminal explains — Evans saved his life and he doesn't like to be in debt to any man.
My Rating:7

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Review - 3:10 to Yuma

Suspenseful. Glenn Ford plays Wade with a malevolent grin that is really sinister-appearing. Heflin does a good job with the frightened but determined Evans.
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