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Dawn at Socorro (1954)

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Gunfighter Brett Wade, diagnosed with tuberculosis, tries to get out of his former life while helping a young woman.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Wade
Rannah Hayes
Dick Braden
Jimmy Rapp
Sheriff Cauthen
Mara Corday ...
Letty Diamond
Doc Jameson
Skip Homeier ...
Buddy Ferris
James Millican ...
Marshal Harry McNair
Earl Ferris
Stanley Andrews ...
Old Man Ferris
Richard Garland ...
Tom Ferris
Scott Lee ...
Deputy Vince McNair
Desk Clerk


Brett Wade, gambler, gunslinger, and classical pianist, is wounded in a gunfight with the Ferris clan; the doctor finds signs of tuberculosis. En route to Colorado for his health, Brett stops in Socorro, New Mexico along with Ferris gunfighter Jimmy Rapp. Sheriff Couthen fears another shootout, but what Brett has in mind is saving waif-with-a-past Rannah Hayes from a life as one of Dick Braden's saloon girls. Written by Rod Crawford <>

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LAST OF THE FRONTIER GAMBLERS! (original ad - all caps)




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1 September 1954 (USA)  »

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Vengeance à l'aube  »

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Brett Wade: Well, this is an honor. Probably the first time a corpse has ever been asked to deliver his own funeral oration. I expected to be carried out of Lordsburg, but here I stand on my way to Colorado filled with wind instead of lead. I couldn't include most of you in my will, but I do leave you all the unmined silver in these hills, all the unspilled whiskey, all the unkissed ladies and all the unfilled straights and flushes. I want to apologize for leaving the party. For me, there never has been, ...
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Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
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I'm from Socorro! Never knew it was in a movie!

I just saw this movie last night as I was channel surfing. I of course watched it as it is set in my quaint little city of Socorro, NM, right on the Rio Grande. I'd like to find out where it was filmed. Just made me even more homesick, as I work in Washington, DC and miss the quiet peacefulness of Socorro. Was a pretty good movie too. As far as westerns go, it is no "Big Jake" (though the director of this movie actually teamed with John Wayne to direct Big Jake") or Silverado, but I did find it an easy watch. Predictable, but when you've seen as many movies as I, not much surprises me, unless the writing is just down right amazing. Again, just amazed that my little seemingly insignificant hometown was ever featured or mentioned in a movie.

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