Three Hours to Kill (1954)

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  • THREE HOURS TO KILL


    DIRECTED BY ALFRED L. WERKER
    PRODUCED BY HARRY JOE BROWN
    COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION



    INFORMATION FROM IMDb


    Plot Summary
    After three years on the run, Jim Guthrie returns with the scar of a rope burn on his neck. In flashback we learn how he was framed for murder but then escaped from the lynch mob just as he was about to be hung. Tired of running, he has returned to find the real killer and the Sheriff has given him just three hours to do it.
    Written by Maurice VanAuken


    Cast
    Dana Andrews ... Jim Guthrie
    Donna Reed ... Laurie Mastin
    Dianne Foster ... Chris Palmer
    Stephen Elliott ... Sheriff Ben East
    Richard Coogan ... Niles Hendricks
    Laurence Hugo ... Marty Lasswell
    James Westerfield ... Sam Minor
    Richard Webb ... Carter Mastin
    Carolyn Jones ... Polly
    Charlotte Fletcher ... Betty
    Whit Bissell ... Deke
    Felipe Turich ... Esteban
    Arthur Fox ... Little Carter
    Francis McDonald ... Deputy Vince
    Danny Borzage ... Accordionist (uncredited)


    Directed
    Alfred L. Werker ... (as Alfred Werker)


    Writing Credits
    Alex Gottlieb ... (story)
    Richard Alan Simmons
    Roy Huggins
    Maxwell Shane ... (additional dialogue)


    Produced
    Harry Joe Brown ... producer


    Music
    Paul Sawtell


    Cinematography
    Charles Lawton Jr.


    Trivia
    unknown


    Goofs
    Continuity
    During the gunfight between Guthrie (Dana Andrews) and Sheriff Ben (Stephen Elliot), Guthrie reacts at one point as if he's hit by a bullet to his right shoulder, falling to the ground and grabbing his shoulder in pain. But then he fights Ben one on one and winds up shooting him with no ill effects,and there's no bullet hole or blood in the area of his right shoulder.


    After Guthrie disarms the arresting Marshal and takes his horse to ride back into town, he arrives on a totally different horse. The horse he arrives on is much darker with distinctly different coloration.


    Quote
    Jim Guthrie: Did you know we were going to get some cattle with the place?
    Laurie Mastin: Cattle? How many?
    Jim Guthrie: Two. We're going to be cattle barons.


    Filming Locations
    Walker Ranch - 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall, California, USA
    Lake Sherwood, California, USA
    Sherwood Forest, California, USA
    Hidden Valley, Thousand Oaks, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • Three Hours to Kill is a 1954 American Western film directed by
    Alfred L. Werker and starring Dana Andrews and Donna Reed


    It inspired the 1956 Roger Corman film Gunslinger


    Duke 'Pal's Dana Andrews and Donna Reed, star in this one
    also look out for Duke/ John Ford 'Pal', Danny Borzage,
    playing the accordion



    User Review


    Dana Andrews' other anti-lynching movie
    14 May 2010 | by gerdeen-1 (United States)

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England