ProductionUniversal Studios GenresWestern, Action/Adventure CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 25, 1960 (1960-09-25) WriterClair Huffaker (novel), Clair Huffaker (screenplay) DirectorsHarry Keller, George Sherman CastAudie Murphy (Seven Ways from Sundown Jones), Barry Sullivan (Jim Flood), Venetia Stevenson (Joy Karrington), John McIntire (Sergent Henessey), Kenneth Tobey (Lieutenant Herly), Mary Field (Mrs Karrington) Similar moviesRelated George Sherman movies
Seven Ways from Sundown is a 1960 American Eastmancolor Western film directed by Harry Keller and starring Audie Murphy and Barry Sullivan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Clair Huffaker, who also wrote the script. Young cast member Teddy Rooney is the son of actors Mickey Rooney and Martha Vickers.
Seven Jones (Murphy), is a young Texas Ranger on his first assignment, assigned to bring in the outlaw Jim Flood (Sullivan) well known for his flashy lifestyle. Despite his inexperience Seven manages to capture the outlaw, but finds his efforts to bring his prisoner to jail complicated by people who for various reasons are out to kill him, and other people who consider Flood to be a hero and want to rescue him.
Audie Murphy as Seven Ways From Sundown Jones
Barry Sullivan as Jim Flood
Venetia Stevenson as Joy Karrington
John McIntire as Texas Ranger Sergeant Henessey
Kenneth Tobey as Texas Ranger Lieutenant Herly
Mary Field as Mrs. Karrington
Ken Lynch as Graves
Suzanne Lloyd as Lucinda
Ward Ramsey as Fogarty
Don Collier as Duncan
Jack Kruschen as Beeker
Claudia Barrett as Gilda
Teddy Rooney as Jody
Don Haggerty as Dick Durton
Robert Burton as Eavens
Fred Graham as Chief Waggoner
Dale Van Sickel as Waggoner (as Dale Van Sickle)
The film was originally directed by George Sherman. During filming in the studio, shortly after the unit had returned from location work outside Las Vegas, he and Audie Murphy had an argument over a line reading which resulted in Murphy pushing Sherman over and threatening to kill him. Sherman left the project and was replaced for the remainder of the shoot by Harry Keller. Murphy started an affair with co-star Venetia Stevenson which lasted for a year.