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3:10 to Yuma (1957) was a Western - Adventure Film directed by Delmer Daves and produced by David Heilweil.

3:10 to Yuma was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2012.

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[Potter is getting ready to go and join the posse who have gone after the stage robbers]
Alex Potter, town drunk: Ain't cha gonna help catch 'em?
Ben Wade: Ah, wish I could.
Alex Potter, town drunk: What'd they look like?
Ben Wade: Oh, they'll be easy to catch. That's three big men on three white horses.
Alex Potter, town drunk: [as he starts to ride off] Three white fellas... on three big horses, huh?


Ben Wade: Hey, you know you look kind of skinny.
Emmy: I feel skinny.
Ben Wade: That's all right. I don't mind a skinny girl - just so she has blue eyes to make up for it. You got blue eyes?
Emmy: Brown.
Ben Wade: That's all right. They don't have to be blue.
[they kiss passionately]


[first lines]
Mr. Butterfield, Stage Line Owner: Let me warn you - I am Mr. Butterfield; this is my line, these are my passengers. You bother any of them, I'll hound you from here to kingdom come.
Ben Wade: Mr. Butterfield, we don't mean to bother anybody - we just mean to get what's under that tarpaulin up there, that's all


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Average Shot Length = ~6.4 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~6.6 seconds.
This film, along with the equally allegorical High Noon, was a deciding factor in making Howard Hawks turn out Rio Bravo, a return to simpler, less revisionist Westerns.
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National Film Registry

3:10 to Yuma

Released 1957
Inducted 2012
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