Last Train from Gun Hill Reviews

  • Dec 09, 2020

    Is gun hill a place.

    Is gun hill a place.

  • Jul 24, 2018

    The film is a surprisingly dark adult western that has one of the most disturbing rape scenes in cinema regardless of era.. in 1959! Kirk Douglas, one of my favorite actors ever, plays the role with unwavering fierceness. Anthony Quinn matches him and they keep the stakes high throughout. This one has elements of many other westerns like 3:10 to Yuma, The Big Country, etc. but the Technicolor cinematography and strong performances take a pretty familiar story and keep it mildly entertaining.

    The film is a surprisingly dark adult western that has one of the most disturbing rape scenes in cinema regardless of era.. in 1959! Kirk Douglas, one of my favorite actors ever, plays the role with unwavering fierceness. Anthony Quinn matches him and they keep the stakes high throughout. This one has elements of many other westerns like 3:10 to Yuma, The Big Country, etc. but the Technicolor cinematography and strong performances take a pretty familiar story and keep it mildly entertaining.

  • Mar 06, 2018

    Excellent slow burn western that is led by powerhouse performances of Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. After Morgan (Douglas), a marshal, loses his wife to a rape and murder by alleged horse thieves, Morgan follows a saddle initialed by a good friend and local cattle range owner played by Quinn. When it’s discovered that Quinn’s son was responsible for the murder, Morgan vows to bring his son to justice despite Quinn’s power and resistance. Excellent underrated movie.

    Excellent slow burn western that is led by powerhouse performances of Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. After Morgan (Douglas), a marshal, loses his wife to a rape and murder by alleged horse thieves, Morgan follows a saddle initialed by a good friend and local cattle range owner played by Quinn. When it’s discovered that Quinn’s son was responsible for the murder, Morgan vows to bring his son to justice despite Quinn’s power and resistance. Excellent underrated movie.

  • Nov 22, 2017

    Matt Morgan (Kirk Douglas) is the ultimate lawman, on a collision course with his best friend (Anthony Quinn), whose outlaw son raped and killed Morgan's wife. Justice goes home on the last train. Excellent western that clearly inspired many to follow.

    Matt Morgan (Kirk Douglas) is the ultimate lawman, on a collision course with his best friend (Anthony Quinn), whose outlaw son raped and killed Morgan's wife. Justice goes home on the last train. Excellent western that clearly inspired many to follow.

  • May 29, 2016

    good solid 'psychological' western

    good solid 'psychological' western

  • jay n Super Reviewer
    Oct 20, 2015

    Solid western with good performances across the board but Carolyn Jones is a particular standout.

    Solid western with good performances across the board but Carolyn Jones is a particular standout.

  • Apr 26, 2015

    I'm not sure why, but this film and "The War Wagon" are two western that stuck with me as a kid. Keither are classics, but both are better than average westerns with quite a lot of action. The film is essentially a tougher, more action packed, and lighter on metaphorical version of "High Noon" or "3:10 to Yuma." Kirk is a lawman determined to get a murderer on the last train from a town called Gun Hill in order to take him to trial. Things are complicated when the accused's powerful father, Anthony Quinn, uses his guns and control of the local law to stop Douglas from leaving with his son. Director John Sturges certainly knows his way around an action scene and delivers some terrific action sequences. Douglas is great as always and Quinn is a equally commanding screen presence and able to hold his own with the scene hogging Douglas. The film is nothing original but it's a solid piece of work.

    I'm not sure why, but this film and "The War Wagon" are two western that stuck with me as a kid. Keither are classics, but both are better than average westerns with quite a lot of action. The film is essentially a tougher, more action packed, and lighter on metaphorical version of "High Noon" or "3:10 to Yuma." Kirk is a lawman determined to get a murderer on the last train from a town called Gun Hill in order to take him to trial. Things are complicated when the accused's powerful father, Anthony Quinn, uses his guns and control of the local law to stop Douglas from leaving with his son. Director John Sturges certainly knows his way around an action scene and delivers some terrific action sequences. Douglas is great as always and Quinn is a equally commanding screen presence and able to hold his own with the scene hogging Douglas. The film is nothing original but it's a solid piece of work.

  • Mar 26, 2014

    Watching this was a tour to the land of nostalgia and an enjoyable one at that. This movie is really one of the god old classical Westerns telling the story of two brave men confronting each other. No special effects, no aliens, no choleric outbursts and no foul-mouthed brats. It was really enjoyable to watch Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn in this movie. Both were well suited for their roles and I have always liked them as actors. Maybe this is just some nostalgic connection I have though since I am sure that their performance would not wind them any Oscars today. The story is as classical as the movie. The young brat of a wealthy cattle owner gets himself in big trouble and said cattle owner tries to prevent him, being the only son, getting what he deserves. Unfortunately the other side is not only as tough as the cattle owner but also happens to be the law. The story is well executed by John Sturges. It has the usual elements that you would expect from this kind of movie, two men posturing against each other, a bad guy who also ends up being a prisoner, a girlie torn between the two men, a few gun and fist fights and of course a grand finale. I was enjoying every minute of this old classic.

    Watching this was a tour to the land of nostalgia and an enjoyable one at that. This movie is really one of the god old classical Westerns telling the story of two brave men confronting each other. No special effects, no aliens, no choleric outbursts and no foul-mouthed brats. It was really enjoyable to watch Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn in this movie. Both were well suited for their roles and I have always liked them as actors. Maybe this is just some nostalgic connection I have though since I am sure that their performance would not wind them any Oscars today. The story is as classical as the movie. The young brat of a wealthy cattle owner gets himself in big trouble and said cattle owner tries to prevent him, being the only son, getting what he deserves. Unfortunately the other side is not only as tough as the cattle owner but also happens to be the law. The story is well executed by John Sturges. It has the usual elements that you would expect from this kind of movie, two men posturing against each other, a bad guy who also ends up being a prisoner, a girlie torn between the two men, a few gun and fist fights and of course a grand finale. I was enjoying every minute of this old classic.

  • Feb 04, 2014

    Probably not a very well-known movie, but this is one of the best Westerns that I have seen. Kirk Douglas is a powerhouse, as the determined lawman, hell-bent on bringing cattle-baron Quinn's son to justice, after he raped and killed Douglas's Indian wife. Powerful, suspenseful, reminds one of another great Western, 3:10 to Yuma.

    Probably not a very well-known movie, but this is one of the best Westerns that I have seen. Kirk Douglas is a powerhouse, as the determined lawman, hell-bent on bringing cattle-baron Quinn's son to justice, after he raped and killed Douglas's Indian wife. Powerful, suspenseful, reminds one of another great Western, 3:10 to Yuma.

  • Sep 23, 2013

    A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.

    A marshal tries to bring the son of an old friend, an autocratic cattle baron, to justice for the rape and murder of his wife.