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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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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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The Story of THE NOTORIOUS BRETT WADE LAST OF THE FRONTIER GAMBLERS! (original half-sheet poster) See more »


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Trivia

Lordsburg, New Mexico is located in Hidalgo County in far southwest New Mexico. Lordsburg was founded in 1880 on the route of the Southern Pacific Railroad, nearly a decade after the setting of this movie. See more »

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

Sheriff Cauthen: Hey, take it easy. They ain't gonna run out of that stuff.
Jimmy Rapp: When I stop drinking, you start worrying.
Sheriff Cauthen: It's too late. I've already started worrying.
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Connections

Featured in Red Sundown (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

I Never Say Oui Oui
(uncredited)
Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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Gunfight at which corral?
14 August 2005 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Inspired by the OK Corral, and specially Doc Holliday this is an entertaining, colorful western. Rory Calhoun's character coughs a lot, because of a bullet that cannot be removed near his lung, which because of his lifestyle becomes inflamed. He has to move to Colorado Springs to get better but before that he becomes involved in a gunfight in a corral. Piper Laurie is the daughter of a religious man who throws her out of the house and calls her Jezebel. She gets a job offer at the Casino in Socorro by David Brian, the owner. After the gunfight Calhoun takes the stagecoach to Socorro where he meets Piper and falls in love with her. Lee Van Cleef and Alex Nicol, the ones who remained from the Ferris(Clanton) family after the gunfight will try to kill Calhoun. There is a good poker game between Calhoon and Brian. The final scenes were probably inspired by "High Noon".


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dawn at Socorro See more »

Filming Locations:

Apple Valley, California, USA See more »

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