3:10 to Yuma, presented by Empire Ranch Foundation


The evening kicks off at 6:30pm with an outdoor reception on The Loft patio. At 7:00pm, enter the theatre and enjoy a conversation with Peter Ford, son of actor Glenn Ford. As the only son of Glenn Ford and dance icon Eleanor Powell, Peter has unique insight into one of America’s most famous Hollywood couples. His memory is further enhanced by the release of his highly acclaimed book about his father, “Glenn Ford: A Life.” Peter’s wife, Lynda Ford, an actor and stuntwoman in her own right, will also be a guest speaker. This event is made possible through the generous support of the Green Valley Pecan Co.

3:10 to Yuma, directed by Delmer Daves, is a taut, suspenseful film – considered by many to be one of the great Western Classics. Glenn Ford (Ben Wade) is a ruthless criminal who has been captured, and Van Heflin (Dan Evans) is the stubborn rancher who intends to take Ford to the Yuma train station so he can be transferred to await trial. Ford attempts to talk Heflin into letting him go, and the two engage in a riveting psychological war of wills as Ford’s gang attempts to break him free. When first released on August 7, 1957, 3:10 to Yuma was popular among audiences and critics alike for its suspenseful nature and sharp black and white cinematography. Ford received particular notice for his against-type villainous performance. 3:10 to Yuma was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for Best Film and the Lauren Award for Top Male Action Star, which went to Van Heflin. The title song, 3:10 to Yuma, was sung by Frankie Laine. While the film was well received on release and is still highly regarded today, last year the film received further acclaim when it was entered into the National Film Registry. (Dir. by Delmer Daves, 1957, USA 92 mins., Not Rated) Digital