"“Alfred Dennis continues with another outstanding novel of Western intrigue, romance, and adventure. He truly captures the essence of the old west.” Kris DitzelYuma Prison 1884. Young Jesse Ray unjustly incarcerated behind the thick gray walls of Yuma Prison is suddenly set free when Van Kilpatrick, foreman of the Circle C arrives at the prison with a letter from the Governor of Arizona pardoning him. Brought back to Tombstone, Jesse Ray is hired on as a range detective by his uncle Marshall Dalton owner of the Circle C Ranch to put a stop to the rustling and killings. Wild and hard as the Arizona rangeland, Jesse Ray finds himself not only the hunter, but the hunted. Murdock Hammon’s hired gunmen search for Jesse as he tries to protect the scattered herds of cattle. The young and beautiful Kate Anderson nurses Jesse back to health after a bullet from the rifle of the half breed Apache Quinton rips into his back. Action, adventure and romance travels with Jesse Ray across the vast rangeland of Arizona."
3:10 to Yuma is a tight, taut Western in the High Noon tradition. Struggling rancher and family man Van Heflin sneaks captured outlaw Glenn Ford out from under the eyes of his gang and nervously awaits the prison train. Adapted from an Elmore Leonard story, this tense thriller is boiled down to its essential elements: a charming and cunning criminal, an initially reluctant hero whose courage and resolution hardens along the way and a waiting game that pits them in a battle of wills and wits. Glenn Ford practically steals the film in one of his best performances ever: calm, cool and confident, he's a ruthless killer with polite manners and an honourable streak. Director Delmer Daves (Broken Arrow) sets it all in a harsh, parched frontier of empty landscapes, deserted towns and dust, creating a brittle quiet that threatens to snap into violence at any moment. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com