Three Hours To Kill (1954, U.S.A.)

Studio: Sony/ Columbia/ TriStar


Running time: 77 minutes

Available Format: 16mm, DVD

Alfred Werker had directed a number of lower budget noir films (He Walked by Night, Shock) when he brought his talents and a dark sensibility to this western-themed drama.

Donna Reed (Ransom!), Dana Andrews (Where the Sidewalk Ends), and Dianne Foster (The Brothers Rico) star in this revenge story of a cowboy wrongly accused of murder. Strung up by an angry lynch mob, he escapes with the scar of the noose around his neck.  In order to prove his innocence, he tries to hunt down the real killer.