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Rage at Dawn (1955)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Western | 2 June 1955 (USA)
A special agent from Chicago is sent out west to bring in the notorious Reno brothers.

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James Barlow
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Frank Reno
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Laura Reno
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Simeon 'Sim' Reno
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Judge
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John Reno
Howard Petrie ...
Lattimore - Prosecuting Attorney
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Sheriff of Seymour
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William Peterson
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Clint Reno
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Fisher
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Monk Claxton
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Storyline

Terrorizing 1866 Indiana, the Reno brothers gang uses the town of Seymour as a safe haven, paying off three crooked town officials. Sent in to clean up the gang is Peterson Detective Agency operative James Barlow, who poses as an outlaw to gain the confidence of the officials and the thick-headed brothers. Complicating matters are Barlow's feelings for the Reno sister, Laura, who reluctantly keeps house for the boys out of family loyalty. Events heat up and rage surfaces as Barlow sets up the gang in a dawn train robbery. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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The roar... the rage... of the boldest double-cross in outlaw history! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Western

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Seven Bad Men  »

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1:37
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Trivia

The part of the honest Reno brother Clint was played by Denver Pyle. One year later Elvis Presley made his film debut playing the same character in Love Me Tender (1956). See more »

Goofs

In the film brothers Frank, Sim, and John are lynched. In reality John was not hanged by the vigilantes but had been imprisoned and lived until 1895. Bill was the third brother hanged although in the film he is killed in a bungled bank robbery early in the film. See more »

Quotes

James Barlow: I'm sorry if I disappoint you, Miss Laura, but as you know in our business, a little dishonesty's necessary now and then.
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great cast and unusual locale.....
24 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a great fan of westerns. Knowing the state of California quite well, I particularly like to identify locations used in films. As the primary California locations are the Alabama Hills in Inyo Co., Vasquez Rocks in LA Co., Red Rock Canyon in Kern Co. and various areas near Bishop, I was interested in the locale used here....just south of the present New Melones Reservoir in Calaveras Co. and the state park in Columbia... especially as they were supposed to be somewhere in southern Indiana. This movie had a very strong cast but a bit of a choppy plot. I would also add that neither the vegetation nor the rock outcroppings fit with Indiana, and for a western buff, will distract from an otherwise acceptable film.


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