Four Color #1012 - Last Train from Gun Hill
([July-September] 1959)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1959-06-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell A Movie Classic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
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Issue Notes

Indicia title is "LAST TRAIN FROM GUN HILL, No 1012". Code number is L.T.GUNHILL O.S. #1012-597. Copyright 1959 by Paramount Pictures Corporation.

"Movie Classic" on cover. Adapted from the 1959 movie "Last Train from Gun Hill".

No month is given on the cover or in the indicia. Based on the copyright dates of this issue and others in the series released around the same time, one can determine that this issue was published with other Four Color issues bearing a "July-September 1959" cover date.

On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.

Last Train From Gun Hill (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Morgan (photo of Kirk Douglas); Craig Belden (photo of Anthony Quinn); Linda (photo of Carolyn Jones); Rick Belden (photo of Earl Holliman)

Indexer Notes

Photo cover is scene from the movie, with the background cropped out.

Last Train from Gun Hill (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Morgan (photo of Kirk Douglas); Craig Belden (photo of Anthony Quinn)
Synopsis
Preview of the story.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Five photos and a partial list of cast and credits from the movie. Craig Belden is misidentified as Clay Belden in the preview.

Last Train From Gun Hill (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Morgan; Craig Belden; Rick Belden; Lee Smithers; Linda
Synopsis
A search for the killer of his Cherokee wife takes Marshall Matt Morgan to Gun Hill. The town is run by Craig Belden, who used to be a partner with Morgan. Belden's son Rick Belden and his friend Lee Smithers are the two who caused Morgan's wife's death and Belden won't let Morgan take his son. With the help of Linda, who spurned Craig Belden's overtures to her, Morgan is able to take his captive, Rick Belden, to the train station. This leads to a showdown involving Morgan, Smithers, and Craig Belden.

Indexer Notes

Based on the 1959 movie "Last Train to Gun Hill", with some of the violence and all of the sexual situations of the original deleted. Script submitted January 31, 1959. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

The West's Iron Men (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois ?
Pencils
Tom Gill
Inks
Tom Gill
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Wyatt Earp (cameo); Pat Garrett (cameo); Bat Masterson (cameo)
Synopsis
Facts about lawmen of the old West.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. A script for this sequence was submitted under the title "White Blood and Red" on February 14, 1959, but the content of the published page does not seem to match the title. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

[Movie scenes] (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Colors
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Matt Morgan (photo of Kirk Douglas); Craig Belden (photo of Anthony Quinn)
Synopsis
An action photo from the movie; a posed (?) photo of Kirk Douglas drawing his handgun; and some promo text for the story.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Monochrome photos with typeset text. Photo of Douglas has background cropped out. Script sent February 14, 1959, under the title "Six Gun Showdown". Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985).

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Last Train From Gun Hill
  2. 1. Last Train from Gun Hill
  3. 2. Last Train From Gun Hill
  4. 3. The West's Iron Men
  5. 4. [Movie scenes]
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