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Forty Lashes Less One
Mr. Majestyk
Fifty-Two Pickup
Unknown Man No. 89
The Hunted
The Switch
City Primeval
Gold Coast
Split Images
Cat Chaser
Freaky Deaky
Get Shorty
Maximum Bob
Rum Punch
Riding the Rap
Out of Sight
Cuba Libre
Be Cool
Pagan Babies
Tishomingo Blues
Mr. Paradise
A Coyote’s in the House
The Hot Kid
Comfort to the Enemy
Up in Honey’s Room
Road Dogs


The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard
The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Trail of the Apache
Apache Medicine
You Never See Apaches…
Red Hell Hits Canyon Diablo
The Colonel’s Lady
Law of the Hunted One
Cavalry Boots
Under the Friar’s Ledge
The Rustlers
Three Ten to Yuma
The Big Hunt
Long Night
The Boy Who Smiled
The Hard Way
The Last Shot
Blood Money
Trouble at Rindo’s Station
Saint with a Six-Gun
The Captives
No Man’s Guns
The Rancher’s Lady
Moment of Vengeance
Man with the Iron Arm
The Longest Day of his Life
The Nagual
The Kid
The Treasure of Mungo’s Landing
The Bull Ring at Blisston
Only Good Ones
The Tonto Woman
Hurrah for Captain Early
Karen Makes Out
The Odyssey
Hanging Out at the Buena Vista
Fire in the Hole
Chickasaw Charlie Hoke
When the Women Come Out to Dance
Showdown at Checotah
Louly and Pretty Boy
Chick Killer (2011)
Ice Man

Film and TV

Moment of Vengeance
3:10 to Yuma
The Tall T
The Big Bounce (I)
The Moonshine War
Valdez is Coming
Joe Kidd
Mr. Majestyk
High Noon, Part II
52 Pickup
The Rosary Murders
Glitz (TV)
Cat Chaser
Border Shootout
Split Images
Get Shorty
Last Stand at Saber River
Elmore Leonard’s Gold Coast (TV)
Jackie Brown
Maximum Bob
Out of Sight
Karen Sisco
The Big Bounce (II)
Be Cool (2005)
The Ambassador
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Killshot (2009)
Freaky Deaky
The Tonto Woman
Life of Crime

Five questions with Elmore Leonard

Detroit Free Press
Five questions with Elmore Leonard

Before Elmore Leonard was the best crime novelist on the planet, he wrote Westerns. That’s because, he says, that’s what sold when he was getting up at 5 every morning in the late 1940s and early ‘50s to spend a couple of hours trying to write fiction for pulp and men’s magazines while spending his days writing auto ads for a Detroit ad agency. Truth be told, Leonard had affection for the purity of Westerns, and they suited his talents for writing action and drop-dead dialogue. He was especially pleased with “3:10 to Yuma,” a yarn about a lawman who is as determined to deliver a famed outlaw to a train that will take him to federal prison as the outlaw’s gang is to prevent the transfer. The story was published in Dime Western magazine in 1953, earning Leonard $90. He made substantially more when the story was sold to the movies and released in 1957, with Glenn Ford as the ruthless killer Wade and Van Heflin as the rule-respecting Dan Evans, whom the movie turned into a rancher. “3:10 to Yuma” has now been remade by director James Mangold with Russell Crowe as the bad guy and Christian Bale as the rancher who takes the job of escorting Wade to the train. Leonard was invited to screen the movie earlier this year and told the Free Press he liked it—before pointing out everything the filmmakers had gotten wrong: “Did you understand that ending?” he asked. “Because I sure didn’t.”


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