Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)




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Just outside the small town of Pauley, a Native American woman is attacked by two riders on horseback, raped, and killed. Her husband, Matt Morgan (Kirk Douglas), the town marshal, has only two clues to their identity, a fancy saddle with the initials "C.B." that one of the men left behind, and the fact that his wife cut one of the two men deep across the cheek with a buggy whip. Morgan traces the saddle to Craig Belden (Anthony Quinn), an old friend and now a wealthy rancher in the town of Gun … More

Rating: G
Genre: Western, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: James Poe
On DVD: Nov 9, 2004
Paramount Pictures


as Marshal Matt Morgan

as Craig Belden

as Linda, Craig's Girl

as Rick Belden, Craig'...

as Catherine Morgan

as Beero

as Bartender

as Sheriff Bartlett

as One of Craig's Men

as Cowboy

as Walter Sande

as Man in Lobby

as Charlie

as Minnie

as Drummer on Train

as Storekeeper

as Saloon Bouncer

as Cleaning Man

as Roomer

as Conductor

as Hotel Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Last Train from Gun Hill

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Western stressing suspense, with some vivid characters and conversations.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Classic Film and Television

The drama is shallow and forced, though admittedly somewhat entertaining.

Full Review… | March 12, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Last Train from Gun Hill

Two western heavyweights clash as Douglas' path to revenge leads him to a tense showdown with cattle baron Anthony Quinn. Quality performances and well handled suspense from John (Magnificent Seven) Sturges.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

Arite, I got roped into watching this tonight but while I must admit I am not a big fan of westerns, (A History of Violence is in a class all by itself); I thought this one was darn good. A rock solid classic western with strong actors in two crusty old timers; Kirk Douglas plays a lawman determined to bring justice his wife's killers and avenge her rape and murder. The problem is that one of the killers turns out to be the only son of his best friend, a rich land and cattle baron played by Anthony Quinn. A great no nonsense script with a superb showdown.

Deb S

Super Reviewer

Great Western. After his wife is raped and murdered a U.S Marshall (Douglas) tracks down the killers,only to find out its was a son of a lifelong friend (Quinn). Director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven) built up the tension nicely and the acting from both Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn was excellent. There are similarity's to this and 3:10 to Yuma, but this story was more believable, with no cheesy dialogue and an intelligent ending

Jonny Crumley

Super Reviewer

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