Sunday, September 29, 2013

1959 - LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL, a good western

Kirk Douglas is the sheriff looking for the men who killed his Indian wife.  Anthony Quinn is his former friend who's son is the one who killed Douglas's wife.  Quinn runs the town of Gun Hill like a western despot.  Douglas comes to Gun Hill to arrest Quinn's son and has to wait until the Last Train From Gun Hill can get him out of town. 

The film has two larger than life personalities completely dominating the story.  Kirk Douglas who snarls throughout the film and Anthony Quinn who seems to be ready to blow with some kind of smoldering parental anger.  The two of are also competing to see who can be the bigger bad ass.

Produced by Hal B. Wallis and directed by John Sturges.  This is a good looking production with lots of well directed action scenes.  A quality product all the way.

94 minutes.

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