Schon Monate vor den Dreharbeiten ließ er die Kulissen der Westernsiedlung bauen.
„In my backyard, Oregon / I wanted the weather, the rain and the snow to age the buildings, not painters’ spray and cotton wool for snow on the roofs / Had I shot in color, the green pine trees covered with snow, the soft glow of candles, the dancing tongues of flames in the fireplaces would have radiated warmth and safety and the joy of peace on earth / I wanted to shoot DAY OF THE OUTLAW with the harsh contrast of black and white / using minimal artificial lights / I didn’t want the virgin snow to be defiled by the tracks of the poor electricians dragging cables and lamps on overtime.”
Anthony Slide: „What specific problems were there in shooting at the height of winter?“
Andre de Toth: „None, if you put the drama where it belongs: in front of the camera.“
In der Nacht von Freitag auf Samstag, RBB um 0:45 Uhr
Tag der Gesetzlosen – mit Robert Ryan und Burl Ives – 1959