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Night Passage (1957)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 24 July 1957 (USA)
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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Audie Murphy comes into his own as a Western star in this story. Wrongly accused by crooked railroad officials of aiding a train heist by his old friends the Daltons, he joins their gang ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Audie Murphy, Beverly Tyler, James Best
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Cast

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The Utica Kid
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Whitey Harbin
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Charlotte Drew ( Charlie )
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Verna Kimball
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'Joey' / Joey Adams (as Brandon de Wilde in opening credits) (as Brandon deWilde in closing credits)
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Ben Kimball
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Will Renner
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Concho
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Jeff Kurth
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Shotgun
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Howdy Sladen
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Mr. Feeney
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Miss Vittles
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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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payroll | railroad | train | shoebox | boy | See All (98) »

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The Saga of the Brothers and the savagery of their blood feud! See more »


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24 July 1957 (USA)  »

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Die Uhr ist abgelaufen  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The location is Silverton, with great mountain scenery, but the railroad is the Denver & Rio Grande Western (lettering on the coal tenders is: D & R G W). See more »

Goofs

Grant McLaine finds the hideout much too easily. 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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Connections

Referenced in Crime Story: The War (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

You Can't Get Far Without a Railroad
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Performed by James Stewart (uncredited)
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One of my favorites
6 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have watched this movie many, many times and I find it enjoyable every time. I have found this to be one of my favorite Audie Murphy vehicles. The role Audie played as the Utica Kid is quite refreshing, I'm sure that not all the badmen were void of personalities. The witty and sarcastic dialogue between Utica and Whitey shows how the leadership of the gang was always open ended. Throughout the movie the end is always assured in that good will prevail, you still have the hope that Grant will convince Lee to return to his father teachings. I believe that anyone watching this movie will find it to be very enjoyable and entertaining.


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