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Night Passage (1957)

 -  Western  -  24 July 1957 (USA)
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A fired railroad man is rehired and trusted to carry a 10,000 dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Grant McLaine
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The Utica Kid
Dan Duryea ...
Whitey Harbin
Dianne Foster ...
Charlotte Drew
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Verna Kimball
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Joey Adams
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Ben Kimball
Herbert Anderson ...
Will Renner
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Concho
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Jeff Kurth
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Shotgun
Tommy Cook ...
Howdy Sladen
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Mr. Feeney
Olive Carey ...
Miss Vittles
James Flavin ...
Tim Riley
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Storyline

The workers on the railroad haven't been paid in months --- that's because Whitey and his gang, including fast-shooting, dangerous, but likeable Utica Kid, keep holding up the train for its payroll. Grant McLaine, a former railroad employee who was fired in disgrace, is recruited to take the payroll through under cover. A young boy and a shoebox figure into the plot when Whitey's gang tries to hold up the train and Grant and the Kid meet again to settle an old score. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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This was the night when the naked fury of the McLaines flamed out with consuming vengeance across a terrorized land! See more »

Genres:

Western

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Release Date:

24 July 1957 (USA)  »

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Die Uhr ist abgelaufen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes with James Stewart and Audie Murphy were filmed carefully in an attempt to downplay the vast difference in height. However, at certain times the full difference in height is apparent. See more »

Goofs

At the old mill during the shootout you can clearly see an airplane strip in the sky. See more »

Quotes

The Utica Kid: That's a pretty good rig.
Howdy Sladen: Too good for the guy that owned it. Remember that draw you taught me? It worked - he went down with his gun in the leather.
The Utica Kid: And now you're an in-case man.
Howdy Sladen: In-case?
The Utica Kid: Yeah, in case you miss six times with one, you draw the other... if you have time.
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Referenced in Crime Story: The War (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Follow the River
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Performed by James Stewart (uncredited)
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Routine Western with some surprises.
15 June 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Hearing James Stewart play the accordion and sing is probably not the most pleasant part of this film. Great actor, bad singer. World War II Congressional Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, not usually recognized as a top acting talent, turns in the best performance in this film and he and Stewart are surrounded by a cast of great character actors. "Night Passage" was the first U.S. film produced in Technirama, a superior large format wide screen system developed by Technicolor, Inc., and the photography is extremely good. Worth a look.


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