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Dawn at Socorro (1954)

Approved | | Action, Music, Romance | 26 November 1954 (UK)
Gunfighter Brett Wade, diagnosed with tuberculosis, tries to get out of his former life while helping a young woman.

Director:

George Sherman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Calhoun ... Brett Wade
Piper Laurie ... Rannah Hayes
David Brian ... Dick Braden
Kathleen Hughes ... Clare
Alex Nicol ... Jimmy Rapp
Edgar Buchanan ... Sheriff Cauthen
Mara Corday ... Letty Diamond
Roy Roberts ... Doc Jameson
Skip Homeier ... Buddy Ferris
James Millican ... Marshal Harry McNair
Lee Van Cleef ... Earl Ferris
Stanley Andrews ... Old Man Ferris
Richard Garland ... Tom Ferris
Scott Lee Scott Lee ... Deputy Vince McNair
Paul Brinegar ... Desk Clerk
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Storyline

Brett Wade, gambler, gunslinger, and classical pianist, is wounded in a gunfight with the Ferris clan; the doctor finds signs of tuberculosis. En route to Colorado for his health, Brett stops in Socorro, New Mexico along with Ferris gunfighter Jimmy Rapp. Sheriff Couthen fears another shootout, but what Brett has in mind is saving waif-with-a-past Rannah Hayes from a life as one of Dick Braden's saloon girls. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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He lived on borrowed time...borrowed kisses...and a way with a six-gun that was all his See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance à l'aube See more »

Filming Locations:

Apple Valley, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Goofs

The monochrome brown of the outside scenery seen from inside the stagecoach through the windows during the ride does not match the colored external scenery as shown from outside the stagecoach, proving that the studio used old black & white stock footage that was tinted brown to disguise its black & white origins. See more »

Quotes

Station Agent: Who's coming after you?
Brett Wade: My past. Every dark, miserable day of it.
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Connections

Featured in Red Sundown (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Cowboy Is Happy
(uncredited)
Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
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I'm from Socorro! Never knew it was in a movie!
17 May 2004 | by minitrezSee all my reviews

I just saw this movie last night as I was channel surfing. I of course watched it as it is set in my quaint little city of Socorro, NM, right on the Rio Grande. I'd like to find out where it was filmed. Just made me even more homesick, as I work in Washington, DC and miss the quiet peacefulness of Socorro. Was a pretty good movie too. As far as westerns go, it is no "Big Jake" (though the director of this movie actually teamed with John Wayne to direct Big Jake") or Silverado, but I did find it an easy watch. Predictable, but when you've seen as many movies as I, not much surprises me, unless the writing is just down right amazing. Again, just amazed that my little seemingly insignificant hometown was ever featured or mentioned in a movie.


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