3:10 To Yuma details
|Starring:||Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Van Heflin, Richard Jaeckel, Felicia Farr, Henry Jones, Leora Dana, Robert Emhardt|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Wild Westerns|
3:10 To Yuma
|Run time:||1 hour 28 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Apr 2002|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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Get Shorty Goes WestBy Tim Turner from Manchester , 16 May 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Elmore Leonard churned out dozens of Western stories until he became the doyen of American crime writers, and '3.10 to Yuma' proves that all he did was change the locations. Unlike most Westerns, which are about gunplay and horses, this cracking little film is about talking, waiting, assessing your enemy, before a final, low-key action climax.
The story is simple: Van Heflin is Dan Evans, a tired, hard-working farmer who inadvertantly gets mixed up with the capture of the dangerous, charismatic outlaw Ben Wade (Glenn Ford). When Wade's gang gather to free their leader, Evans reluctantly agrees to guard the bad guy until the titular train arrives to take him to prison.
What makes this such a treat is the slow, inexorable rise of tension. Helfin isn't the most exciting of leading men, whereas Ford is much more agreeable and charming, and that's the point. By the end of the film, virtually everyone has turned on Heflin and tried to persuade or force him to take Ford's money and let him go. Like 'High Noon', it's about Doing The Right Thing, but in Ford's attractive, magnetic villain, you can see Leonard's skill at drawing and understanding criminal characters. There are few shoot-outs, but the tense conversations between Heflin and Ford are rivetting, and the climax is as nail-biting as any of the Westerns you've actually heard of.
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Watchable Western which relies more on the battle of wits rather than gunplayBy Bassman71 (696 reviews) from Didsbury, England , 11 Jul 2012Notorious outlaw, terrorising the county, gets captured at small town, Marshall asks farmer and couple of men to take outlaw to town with railway station, put him on the 3:10 to Yuma.
Dated yet very watchable western which relies more on the battle of wits rather than gunplay between the striking Glenn Ford as the outlaw Ben Wade and unlikely hero Van Heflin torn between doing the right thing and money.
Some excellent dialogue especially towards the end and the shoot-out in the finale is also very well done with some top class stunts.
It does come across as quite misogynistic but I suppose thats to do with the time it was made and it being the wild west.
Lovely music throughout too with a great theme by Frankie Lane.
Slightly UnconvincingBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 31 Mar 2011Some rather unconvincing plot devices spoil what should have been a classic western. The cast is extremely well chosen and the two leads, Ford and Heflin, are superb as the charming gang leader and the timid farmer who has to face up to him, but the love interest between Ford and Felicia Farr is too shallow and unlikely. Maybe the script from Elmore Leonard's story was a little too contemporary and clever for what is essentially a cowboy story. Great direction and monochrome filming though.
3.10 To Yuma (1957)By Teebs (160 reviews) from Rochester , 07 Dec 2009Simple but effective Western which, like High Noon, revolves around the countdown to a dramatic deadline. This is perhaps its greatest strength, as most of the fun is the interaction between Glenn Ford's charming outlaw and Van Heflin's strong moraled rancher as the former tries to buy the latter into releasing him. The recent remake was pretty good, but I think this is superior because of its narrative economy, classical b&w photography and strong cast.
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Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008This early script of Elmore Leonard carries some of the themes and motifs of his later work. There is the suggestion that Glenn Ford's character is no worse than the men who hunt him down and in fact he is shown to have a strict code of honour by which he lives: he also has respect for women and enjoys their company using charm to interest them. Also the doubling effect seen in much of Leonard's work is apparent as Ford and Heflin have a respect for each other which leads to Ford making unlikely but symbolic gestures. With hints of 'High Noon' and 'Shane' at first glance it appears another routine Western but the quality of the script and the central performances always make it interesting.
3:10 TO YUMABy MUNCH (138 reviews) from Gorebridge , 03 Mar 2008I enjoyed this film but i am not an ardent fan of old westerns but a superioir film it is.