3:10 To Yuma

Director:   Delmer Daves
Year:   1957
Language:   English
Time:   93 minutes

Glenn Ford and Van Heflin star in this western, based on a short story by Elmore Leonard, set in the Arizona territory of the 1880s. Trains, stages coaches, a down-on-his-luck cowboy, vacillating town folk, cagey outlaws and plenty of horses provide the scene as Van Heflin attempts to thwart a train robbing gang's plan to free their leader, Glenn Ford, from custody. This film was remade in 2007, but most critics agree the original is the better film.

Not Rated.

Post-film discussion led by Peter Smith.

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About the director Delmer Daves

Other background on the film

About the writer Elmore Leonard