short report by Elmore Leonard
|Three-Ten to Yuma|
|by Elmore Leonard|
| Three-Ten to Yuma and other stories
Reading: Three-Ten to Yuma – Wikipedia
|Published in||Dime Western Magazine|
|Publication date||March 1953|
“Three-Ten to Yuma” is a short-change report written by Elmore Leonard that was first published in Dime Western Magazine, a 1950s pulp magazine, in March 1953. It is one of the very few western stories that has been adapted to the screen doubly, in 1957 and in 2007 .
Plot drumhead [edit ]
Paul Scallen, a deputy marshal, is escorting discipline robber and wanted fugitive Jimmy Kidd to Tucson to stand trial. The two travel to a small town called Contention, where they prepare to catch a train to Yuma later in the good afternoon. The two hole up in a hotel room close to the train station with the serve of Mr. Timpey, a congressman of Wells Fargo sent to ensure Kidd is brought to department of justice for stealing the bank ‘s money. Scallen and Kidd wait in the hotel room and spend the following few hours discussing Scallen ‘s pay and motivations. Scallen sees several men waiting outside, who are revealed by Kidd to be his gang, who have been tracking them in confidential. Their leader, Kidd ‘s firm second-in-command Charlie Prince, asks after Kidd, who assures Charlie that he will soon be released and cheer Scallen to do so to avoid bloodshed. Scallen refuses and the two continue to wait for the aim. Mr. Timpey returns, along with another valet named Moon, who is intent on killing Kidd for a crime he was acquitted of in a previous trial. After a brief scuffle in which Scallen incapacitates Moon before he can shoot Kidd, the two leave the hotel room in ordain to catch the arriving train to Yuma. After reaching the discipline station, Scallen finds himself surrounded by Charlie ’ s men, and after a brief exchange, a gunfight ensues in which Kidd attempts to crawl away while Scallen shoots Charlie and another gang member dead. Scallen makes a break for the coach, pulling Kidd onto the car with him. safely inside the coach cable car, the two agree that Scallen has earned his money .
Adaptations [edit ]
The written history is the kernel from which the two films grew, and the generator of some dialogue in each film. The names of most characters in the movies differ from those in the report, save that of Charlie Prince, a character in each version .
Anthologies [edit ]
The narrative is collected in The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard [ 1 ] a well as in the choice of Leonard ‘s stories Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Stories. [ 2 ]