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Three Hours to Kill is a "message" Western that manages to entertain without preaching. Jim Guthrie (Dana Andrews), unjustly accused of murder, is forced out of town by an angry mob. After several tough years living off the land, Guthrie returns to clear his name. Fearing that Guthrie is out for blood, the townsfolk arrange a "necktie party." The one person who might show some compassion is ex-fiancée Laurie Mastin (Donna Reed), who'd been left pregnant by Guthrie and had married another man on the rebound. But Laurie's brother was the murder victim, so she's just as determined to rid the world of Guthrie as everyone else. With the help of sympathetic Chris Plumber (Dianne Foster), Guthrie traps the real murderer. The mentality of mob rule is exposed for all its ugliness in Three Hours to Kill, ironic in that real-life Hollywood had been governed by mob pressure to enforce the Blacklist during the same period. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Dana Andrews
as Jim Guthrie
Donna Reed
as Laurie Mastin
Dianne Foster
as Chris Plumber
Richard Coogan
as Niles Hendricks
James Westerfield
as Sam Minor
Richard Webb
as Carter Mastin
Carolyn Jones
as Polly
Charlotte Fletcher
as Betty
Felipe Turich
as Esteban
Francis McDonald
as Vince
Elsie Baker
as Woman
Whit Bissell
as Deke
Paul E. Burns
as Albert
Edward Earle
as Rancher
Stephen Elliott
as Ben East
Frank S. Hagney
as Cass
Reed Howes
Hank Mann
as Man
Julian Rivero
as Dominquez
Buddy Roosevelt
as Drunk
Sid Saylor
as Townsman
Stephen Elliott
as Ben East
Buddy Roosevelt
as Drunk
Julian Rivero
as Dominquez
Elsie Baker
as Woman
Hank Mann
as Man
Whit Bissell
as Deke
Edward Earle
as Rancher
Paul E. Burns
as Albert
Frank S. Hagney
as Cass

Crew

Alfred L. Werker
Director
Harry Joe Brown
Producer
Maxwell Shane
Screenwriter
Alex Gottlieb
Screen Story
Richard Alan Simmons
Screenwriter
Charles Lawton
Cinematographer
Paul Sawtell
Composer (Music Score)
Gene Havlick
Editor
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