Repertory Picks

High Tension

Like any great western, Delmer Daves’s taut 3:10 to Yuma is especially commanding on the big screen. This has a lot to do with the film’s vast, ravishingly photographed landscapes, but seeing it in the theater also allows for complete immersion in the movie’s claustrophobic standoff, spectacularly enacted by Van Heflin and Glenn Ford as a subdued cattle rancher and the sly outlaw he must deliver to a train that will take him to prison. Viewers can see the actors’ every bead of sweat up close at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, on September 8. Watch Criterion’s Three Reasons video for this spellbinding film below.

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