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667 Ratings

3:10 to Yuma

Directed by Delmer Daves
United States, 1957
Drama, Thriller, Western


After outlaw leader Ben Wade is captured in a small town, his gang continue to threaten. Small-time rancher Dan Evans is persuaded to take Wade in secret to the nearest town with a railway station to await the train to the court at Yuma.

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3:10 to Yuma Directed by Delmer Daves

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1958 | Nominee: Best Film from any Source

National Film Preservation Board

2012 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

In the tradition of many American westerns, 3:10 to Yuma is a study in masculinity that dramatizes a man’s struggle to balance the needs of his community—or, in this case, his family—with his personal needs as an individual, though the film is distinctive from a conventional oater in a number of ways, particularly for its spare, naked immediacy.
May 20, 2013
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It is, as Bertrand Tavernier has written, a “magnificent parable of liberty”—as well as a moving depiction of a marriage at a crossroads, a fascinating study in ambiguity, and one of the most visually striking of all westerns. On many levels, 3:10 to Yuma stands alone in the genre and, I think, in American cinema.
May 14, 2013
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