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The Indian Fighter  /  Last Train From Gun Hill

Last Train from Gun Hill
September 11, 2016 - 7:00 pm

The Indian Fighter  (1955)

The first picture from Kirk Douglas' own Bryna Productions (named for his mother) was this Western adventure, in which Douglas, as a frontier scout guiding a wagon train through Sioux country, must keep the peace despite the Sioux chiefs' well-founded suspicions of the white men's motives, and the plot of two rogue settlers to steal the Indians' newly discovered gold.

35mm, color, 88 min.  DIR: André De Toth.  SCR: Frank Davis, Ben Hecht.  CAST: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Abel, Walter Matthau.

Last Train from Gun Hill  (1959)

When U.S. Marshal Matt Morgan's Native American wife is raped and murdered, and the perpetrator is proven to be the son of his friend, he must supplant the urge for revenge with justice in his aim to put the young man on a train to stand trial.  But this is not so easy; he must oppose the young man's father, and make it to the train on time.

16mm, color, 93 min.  DIR:  John Sturges.  SCR: James Poe.  CAST: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones, Earl Holliman.