Decision at Sundown

Decision at Sundown

Randolph Scott
Director: Budd Boetticher Cast: Randolph Scott
Randolph Scott
, John Carroll
John Carroll
, Karen Steele
Karen Steele
Budd Boetticher


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Decision at Sundown was one of several felicitous collaborations between star Randolph Scott and director Budd Boetticher. Scott plays a flint-eyed gunman who rides into a sleepy town to drive out local tough guy John Carroll by sundown. Scott is motivated not by justice but by revenge; years earlier, Carroll had stolen Scott's wife. The woman subsequently killed herself, and the fact that she had left Scott willingly is torturing both men, each of whom feels partially responsible for her death. As sundown approaches, the "angst" suffered by both hero and villain spreads to the rest of the townspeople, who do a lot of soul-searching while waiting for the final confrontation. Decision at Sundown truly lives up to the label "psychological western."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/02/2012
UPC: 0043396411098
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Mod
Sales rank: 12,207

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Scott Bart Allison
John Carroll Tate Kimbrough
Karen Steele Lucy Summerton
Valerie French Ruby James
Noah Beery Sam
John Archer Dr. Storrow
Andrew Duggan Sheriff Swede Hansen
James Westerfield Otis
John Litel Charles Summerton
Ray Teal Morley Chase
Vaughn Taylor Barber
Richard Deacon Zaron
H.M. Wynant Spanish
Guy Wilkerson Abe
Bob Steele Actor

Technical Credits
Budd Boetticher Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
Al Clark Editor
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
Charles B. Lang Screenwriter
Robert A. Peterson Art Director
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer

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