GenreDrama, Western Music directorHeinz Eric Roemheld CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 10, 1957 Based onDecision at Sundown
by Vernon L. Fluharty WriterCharles Lang (screenplay), Vernon L. Fluharty (from a story by) CastRandolph Scott (Bart Allison), John Carroll (Tate Kimbrough), Karen Steele (Lucy Summerton), Valerie French (Ruby James), Noah Beery, Jr. (Sam (as Noah Beery)), John Archer (Dr. John Storrow) Similar moviesYoung Guns, Cowboys & Aliens, Wyatt Earp, American Outlaws, Death Rides a Horse, Final Chapter: Walking Tall
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Decision at Sundown is a 1957 Technicolor western directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott.
One of seven Boetticher/Scott western collaborations that also includes Seven Men from Now, The Tall T, Buchanan Rides Alone, Westbound, Ride Lonesome and Comanche Station.
Bart Allison (Randolph Scott) rides into a sleepy town named Sundown with the intention of killing local boss Tate Kimbrough (John Carroll) by sundown.
Some years earlier Kimbrough had an affair with Allison’s wife who later committed suicide. Tensions build as sundown approaches, not just between Allison and Kimbrough, but among the townspeople as well.
Randolph Scott as Bart Allison
John Carroll as Tate Kimbrough
Karen Steele as Lucy Summerton
Valerie French as Ruby James
Noah Beery, Jr. as Sam
John Archer as Dr. John Storrow
Andrew Duggan as Sheriff Swede Hansen
James Westerfield as Otis, the bartender
John Litel as Charles Summerton
Ray Teal as Morley Chase
Vaughn Taylor as Mr. Baldwin, the barber
Richard Deacon as Reverend Zaron
H. M. Wynant as Deputy Spanish
In 2008 a DVD box set of five Budd Boetticher films starring Randolph Scott was released. Along with Decision at Sundown the set includes Buchanan Rides Alone, Comanche Station, Ride Lonesome, and The Tall T.