Henry Hathaway (1951)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Initially evoking the romance of running a stagecoach line, this quickly turns into a superior suspense drama that happens to be set in the Old West, with the outlaws behaving rather like gangsters. Tyrone Power is too mature to play the young stageline trainee who becomes the captive of a hold-up gang while Susan Hayward, as a passenger mistaken for his wife and imprisoned with him, has more to do at the climax. The villains are well characterised, with Hugh Marlowe as their businesslike leader and Jack Elam as a lecherous henchman. Henry Hathaway's direction makes the most of the isolated setting.


Outlaws hold staff and a passenger and her baby hostage at a remote stagecoach station while awaiting the arrival of a shipment of $100,000 in gold bullion. The nervous captives try to stay calm, but the tension between the gang leader and a jumpy henchman grows fraught, ending in a frantic shoot-out - with the infant in the thick of the fray. Western, starring Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward and Jack Elam.

Cast & Crew

Actor Tyrone Power
Actor Susan Hayward
Actor Jack Elam
Director Henry Hathaway

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD