Der letzte Zug von Gun Hill (West Germany)
Duelo de Titãs (Brazil)
El último tren de Gun Hill (Spain)
Il giorno della vendetta (Italy)
Last Train from Harper's Junction (USA) (working title)
Last Train from Laredo (USA) (working title)
Le dernier train de Gun Hill (France)
One Angry Day (USA) (alternative title)
Showdown (USA) (working title)
Showdown at Gun Hill (USA) (working title)
Limited edition of 2000 copies.
Last Train From Gun Hill (1959) reunited several filmmakers from one of the western genre's most celebrated classics, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957): producer Hal Wallis, director John Sturges, cinematographer Charles Lang Jr., actor Kirk Douglas and composer Dimitri Tiomkin. Douglas plays Marshal Matt Morgan, whose wife is raped and killed by the son of an old friend, cattle baron Craig Belden (Anthony Quinn). Morgan's attempt to bring the murderer to justice is the focus of the action, and Carolyn Jones as Belden's abused mistress adds another dimension to the human drama. Tiomkin's score—largely based on an unused song—is colorful and melodic in the composer's trademark western style.
This premiere release of Last Train From Gun Hill is newly remastered from 35mm three-track stereo music masters supplemented by cues from the film's finished monaural music stem, given a light stereo ambiance to enhance listenability. Bonus cues include source music, alternates, and a demo version of Tiomkin's song (with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) performed by jazz vocalist Kitty White. Frank K. DeWald's notes on the production and score are illustrated with numerous film stills selected by designer Jim Titus.