Decision at Sundown
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Decision at Sundown
Decision at Sundown was one of several felicitous collaborations between star Randolph Scott and director Budd Boetticher. Scott plays a flint-eyed gunman who rides into a sleepy town to drive out local tough guy John Carroll by sundown. Scott is motivated not by justice but by revenge; years earlier, Carroll had stolen Scott's wife. The woman subsequently killed herself, and the fact that she had left Scott willingly is torturing both men, each of whom feels partially responsible for her death. As sundown approaches, the "angst" suffered by both hero and villain spreads to the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Remarkable look at dictatorship, revolt and non-violence in a Western town."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"It works well enough to get you riled up."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Solid Randolph Scott and Budd Boetticher revenge Western."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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