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August 20, 2013

The Best Elmore Leonard Movie Adaptations

Leonard’s 1953 story “Three-Ten to Yuma,” first published in the perfectly titled Dime Western Magazine, was adapted to the screen not once, but twice. In 1957, Delmer Daves told Leonard’s story of a desperate rancher (Van Heflin) who forms a peculiar bond with the criminal (Glenn Ford) he’s escorting to the title train. - – Flavorwire

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The original 3:10 to Yuma is a classic. The new one was trash. Even the quality lead actors couldn't save it, much like Wild Wild West. A lot of Elmore Leonard books made it to film and TV, but yeah those 5 are the only real good ones.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at August 20, 2013 9:36 PM

52 Pick-Up

Posted by: ahem at August 20, 2013 9:37 PM

The original 3:10 to Yuma is a classic.

CT is right. Don't bother with the new. Plus, the old one has an Evil Glenn Ford. How often do you get that?

Never read any Elmore before I saw his name in the credits for "Justified" and listened to the show's writers talk about What Would Elmore Do. Now I'm a fan. The man could write characters.

Posted by: SteveS at August 21, 2013 6:19 PM

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