Decision at Sundown (1957)


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Decision at Sundown was one of several felicitous collaborations between star Randolph Scott and director Budd Boetticher. Scott plays a flint-eyed gunman who rides into a sleepy town to drive out local tough guy John Carroll by sundown. Scott is motivated not by justice but by revenge; years earlier, Carroll had stolen Scott's wife. The woman subsequently killed herself, and the fact that she had left Scott willingly is torturing both men, each of whom feels partially responsible for her death. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
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Written By: Charles B. Lang
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On DVD: Nov 4, 2008



as Bart Allison

as Tate Kimbrough

as Lucy Summerton

as Ruby James

as Dr. Storrow

as Sheriff Swede Hansen

as Charles Summerton

as Morley Chase

as Spanish
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Full Review… | February 5, 2005
Chicago Reader
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Less than 80 minutes but dozens of characterization brushstrokes

Full Review… | June 7, 2015

Remarkable look at dictatorship, revolt and non-violence in a Western town.

Full Review… | February 1, 2012
Classic Film and Television

It works well enough to get you riled up.

Full Review… | November 6, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

Solid Randolph Scott and Budd Boetticher revenge Western.

Full Review… | February 2, 2005
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