Seven Ways from Sundown

Seven Ways from Sundown is a 1960 American Eastmancolor Western film directed by Harry Keller and starring Audie Murphy and 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 Ways from Sundown
Directed byHarry Keller
Produced byGordon Kay
Written byClair Huffaker (novel)
Story byClair Huffaker
StarringAudie Murphy
Barry Sullivan
Music byIrving Gertz
William Lava
CinematographyEllis W. Carter
Edited byTony Martinelli
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 25, 1960 (1960-09-25) (United States)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States


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 film was originally directed by George Sherman. Parts of the film were shot in St. George, Utah.[3] 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]

See also


  1. 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
  3. D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.

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