On this date in 1957…

Fifty years before the release of the remake starring Russell Crowe and Eric Bana, the original 3:10 to Yuma had its’ world premiere in Denver, Colorado. Directed by Delmer Daves and based on the short story by Elmore Leonard, the American Western starred Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, and Felicia Farr. 

The original trailer:

Clips courtesy of Turner Classic Movies, just so you can do some comparisons between this and the Crowe-Bana production:

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/917218/3-10-To-Yuma-Movie-Clip-Let-The-Dust-Settle.html – the opening scene introducing both Glenn Ford as outlaw Ben Wade and Van Heflin as Evans the Rancher.

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/917227/3-10-To-Yuma-Movie-Clip-You-Won-t-Touch-Ground.html – Evans helps in arresting the notorious Ben Wade.

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/917232/3-10-To-Yuma-Movie-Clip-Because-He-s-Bad-.html – although in custody, Ben Wade is offered a meal by Evans and his family.






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