Last Train from Gun Hill (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Last Train from Gun Hill1959

Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)




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John Sturges' western suspense tale stars Kirk Douglas as a lawman searching for the outlaw (Earl Holliman) who raped and killed his wife.

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Kirk Douglas
as Marshal Matt Morgan
Anthony Quinn
as Craig Belden
Carolyn Jones
as Linda, Craig's Girl
Earl Holliman
as Rick Belden, Craig's Son
Ziva Rodann
as Catherine Morgan
Val Avery
as Bartender
Walter Sande
as Sheriff Bartlett
Frank S. Hagney
as One of Craig's Men
Ty Hardin
as Cowboy
Lars Henderson
as Walter Sande
Len Hendry
as Man in Lobby
Jack Lomas
as Charlie
Mara Lynn
as Minnie
Mike Mahoney
as Drummer on Train
Hank Mann
as Storekeeper
Glenn Strange
as Saloon Bouncer
Julius Tannen
as Cleaning Man
Sid Tomack
as Roomer
Mark Roberts
as Conductor
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Critic Reviews for Last Train from Gun Hill

All Critics (11)

This largely forgotten Western is out in a splendid Blu-ray restoration featuring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn as aging frontier relics whose hidebound ways lead to their inevitable confrontation.

July 12, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Described as an adult western, the 95-minute tale is not for the faint of heart as it immediately gets to the plot without sparing a second, enabling the drama to develop a rolling boil as tensions build straight to the final moments of the film.

June 25, 2021 | Full Review…

Last Train from Gun Hill is a good, old-fashioned, classic Western with an excellent cast and an interesting story.

June 23, 2021 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Reunites many of the key players from Gunfight at the O.K. Corral but is more similar in tale and tone to 3:10 to Yuma.

June 19, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

John Sturges certainly delivers the goods in Last Train from Gun Hill and the VistaVision presentation is outstanding on screen.

June 15, 2021 | Full Review…

Unless free westerns on TV have eliminated too many of the customers, this solid big-screen opus ought to prosper.

October 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Last Train from Gun Hill


Solid western with good performances across the board but Carolyn Jones is a particular standout.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Great Western. After his wife is raped and murdered a U.S Marshall (Douglas) tracks down the killers,only to find out its was a son of a lifelong friend (Quinn). Director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven) built up the tension nicely and the acting from both Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn was excellent. There are similarity's to this and 3:10 to Yuma, but this story was more believable, with no cheesy dialogue and an intelligent ending

Jonny Crumley
Jonny Crumley

Super Reviewer

Arite, I got roped into watching this tonight but while I must admit I am not a big fan of westerns, (A History of Violence is in a class all by itself); I thought this one was darn good. A rock solid classic western with strong actors in two crusty old timers; Kirk Douglas plays a lawman determined to bring justice his wife's killers and avenge her rape and murder. The problem is that one of the killers turns out to be the only son of his best friend, a rich land and cattle baron played by Anthony Quinn. A great no nonsense script with a superb showdown.

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer

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