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Rage at Dawn (1955)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  26 March 1955 (USA)
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A special agent from Chicago is sent out west to bring in the notorious Reno brothers.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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James Barlow
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Frank Reno
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Laura Reno
J. Carrol Naish ...
Simeon 'Sim' Reno
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Judge
Myron Healey ...
John Reno
Howard Petrie ...
Lattimore - Prosecuting Attorney
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Sheriff of Seymour
William Forrest ...
William Peterson
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Clint Reno
Trevor Bardette ...
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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SHOWDOWN AT SUNUP! (original print ad - all caps)

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26 March 1955 (USA)  »

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Seven Bad Men  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A vintage photograph shows John Reno wearing a porkpie hat. However, Myron Healy's John wears a standard cowboy hat, and it is brother Clint who's costumed in a porkpie. See more »

Goofs

Although the film shows two of the identified vigilantes were imprisoned for the crime, in reality not one of the 65 man lynch mob was ever identified or punished. See more »

Quotes

Judge: [to the sheriff and prosecutor] You're too suspicious.
Lattimore, Prosecuting Attorney: We've a right to be suspicious. Our share keeps getting smaller and smaller; first thing you know they'll deal us out completely.
Judge: How can they? We'll be re-elected next month for two more years. They know which side their bread's buttered on.
Lattimore, Prosecuting Attorney: You think we can get away with this for two more years? Our collusion with the Reno Brothers is one of the worst kept secrets in history. Collusion, conspiracy, malfeasance. Ugly words, your honor, but ...
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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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