Seven Ways from Sundown

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Seven Ways from Sundown
Poster of the movie Seven Ways from Sundown.jpg
Directed by Harry Keller
Produced by Gordon Kay
Written by Clair Huffaker (novel and screenplay)
Starring Audie Murphy
Barry Sullivan
Distributed by Universal-International
Release date
  • September 25, 1960 (1960-09-25)
Running time
86-87 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $500,000[1]

Seven Ways from Sundown is a 1960 Western film about an inexperienced Texas Ranger, played by Audie Murphy, who is sent to bring in a dangerous, if charming, outlaw played by Barry Sullivan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Clair Huffaker, who also wrote the script. Young cast member Teddy Rooney is the son of actors Mickey Rooney and Martha Vickers.[2]


Seven Jones (Murphy), is a young Texas Ranger on his first assignment, assigned to bring in the outlaw Jim Flood (Sullivan) well known for his flashy lifestyle. Despite his inexperience Seven manages to capture the outlaw, but finds his efforts to bring his prisoner to jail complicated by people who for various reasons are out to kill him, and other people who consider Flood to be a hero and want to rescue him.



The movie was originally directed by George Sherman. During filming in the studio, shortly after the unit had returned from location work outside Las Vegas, he and Audie Murphy had an argument over a line reading which resulted in Murphy pushing Sherman over and threatening to kill him. Sherman left the project and was replaced for the remainder of the shoot by Harry Keller. Murphy started an affair with co-star Venetia Stevenson which lasted for a year.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Don Graham, No Name on the Bullet: The Biography of Audie Murphy, Penguin, 1989 p 291-292, 299
  2. ^ Seven Ways from Sundown at Audie Murphy Memorial Site

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