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


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24 July 1957 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The real name of the Utica Kid turns out to be Lee, thus the names of the warring brothers are Grant and Lee, just like the opposing generals in the Brothers' War (the American Civil War). See more »

Goofs

Eighty-three minutes into the film, a bullet hole suddenly appears on a steel cable car right behind Charlie as she ducks bullets with Grant. Charlie looks behind her, apparently reacting to the sound of the bullet hitting the car - but there is no sound whatsoever. See more »

Quotes

Grant McLaine: You like eggs?
Joey Adams: No!
Grant McLaine: That's too bad. You got an omelet comin' up.
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Connections

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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