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Classic Western !,
This review is from: 3.10 To Yuma [DVD]  (DVD)
1957's 3:10 to Yuma, is one of the most interesting and popular westerns of the 1950ths. Directed by Delmer Daves, once again teaming with Glenn Ford (after 1956's Jubal)the film is an interesting story revolving around a rancher played by Van Heflin(Shane)who has to escort a dangerous gang lider to the 3.10 train to Yuma from where he will go to jail. Ford plays the bad guy in this one, but in a very simpathetic way, rediming himself at the end...
Beautifully shot in black and white, this is a western that influenced the genre in the years that follow, inspiring for instance Kirk Douglas 1958 "Last Train from Gun Hill" and with his classic status being reinforced by the upcoming remake feauturing Russel Crowe and Christian Balle. Glenn Ford, who passed away this year was always an underrated actor, however he was one of the best screen cowboys who ever lived, his films with Delmer Daves (Jubal, 3:10 to Yuma, Cowboy) plus " the fastest gun alive" and Anthony Manns's last western, 1960 "Cimarron" toguether with the noir classics "Gilda", "the Big Heat" and "the undecover man" make Glenn Ford a true Hollywood legend.