3:10 To Yuma
reminded me of high noon and silver lode because it’s a western where time is of the essence. in all three the protagonist needs to rally people behind him to fight evil in one form or another. van heflin and glenn ford both turn in good performance and delmer daves (dark passage, red house) directs another fine film. it’s full of good shots and tension building. glenn’s character is manipulative and uses emotion as a tool to get what he wants, which makes the ending unbelievable, but i suppose you could say he lives by a code and isn’t as self-serving as most villains.