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Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by John Sturges and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan.

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Last Train from Gun Hill (1959): Douglas Vs. Quinn

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 20, 2020 From 4 Star Films

The action begins with a chase of sorts, except with the men pursuing a buckboard, carrying a woman and a young boy, it’s more like a game of cat-and-mouse. As a Native American maiden and a pretty one at that, they look to have their way with her. A horrible incident follows, and it’s a... Read full article


By Dan Day Jr. on Oct 21, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

A couple years ago, I did a series of posts listing my top 100 movies of all time. When the list was completed, I was surprised to find out that three of the films on it were directed by John Sturges--THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE GREAT ESCAPE, and BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK. Sturges gets almost no critical... Read full article

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)

By Beatrice on Oct 15, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Last Train from Gun Hill Directed by John Sturges Written by James Poe; story by James Poe 1959/USA Bryna Productions/Hal Wallis Productions First viewing/Amazon Instant This superior Western boasts an outstanding cast. As the film begins, a couple of young hoodlum types harass a Cherokee woman... Read full article

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Quotes from

Harper House Desk Clerk: [indignantly] You're breakin' the law!
Marshal Matt Morgan: [angrily] I AM the law!

Linda, Craig's Girl: Oh, and if any of the girls try and tell you how wonderful you are, don't believe them. I know. I used to deal there.
[she gets up]
Linda, Craig's Girl: Just like Jimmy - stobborn as a mule!
Marshal Matt Morgan: Next time you see Jimmy, say hello. We seem to have a lotr in common.
Linda, Craig's Girl: Maybe more than you know. He's dead!

Gun Hill Sheriff Bartlett: Far as I'm concerned, you can go out on the street and get yourself killed anytime you want to, but, you know something, 40 years from now the weeds'll grow just as pretty on my grave as they will on yours. Nobody'll even remember that I was yellow and you died like a fool. That's your long view, son. Always take the long view.
Marshal Matt Morgan: I've got two warrants, and I'm gonna serve them. I'm leavin' town with two men, and the long view is this: don't try to stop me!

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Facts about

Hal B. Wallis bought Les Crutchfield 's story in March 1954 and planned it as a possible starring vehicle for Charlton Heston or Burt Lancaster.
Kirk Douglas 's salary was $325,000 against ten percent of the gross.
For the sequences showing the train in Gun Hill, Paramount installed 600 feet of track snaking in and around their western street located at their Hollywood studio. At one point the steam engine traveled right under the window of Paramount chief executive Y. Frank Freeman who protested so much about the resulting noise that the tracks had to be moved.
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