Tuesday, January 10, 2012

3:10 to Yuma (1957)

The original 3:10 to Yuma stars Glenn Ford and Van Heflin and is directed by Delmer Daves. I've seen this one twice now, and it's just as enjoyable the 2nd time through.

Here's the opening segment that includes the theme sung by Frankie Laine:

Slant Magazine calls it " a solid ride up to its climax". DVD Talk opens by saying:
3:10 to Yuma is one of the best of the late '50s Westerns, and is about as handsome as the B&W Western ever got. Low-key performances from an interesting cast back up great work by Van Heflin and Glenn Ford, whose tense angst adds a Noir-ish dimension. ... Taken from a story by the now-revered Elmore Leonard, the show develops a nice little knot of suspense.
DVD Journal says, "A tight piece of genre filmmaking, 3:10 to Yuma deserves its reputation as a genre classic."

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