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Night Passage (1957)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 26 August 1957 (Sweden)
A fired railroad man is re-hired and trusted to carry a ten thousand dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director:

James Neilson

Writers:

Borden Chase (screenplay), Norman A. Fox (based on a story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Stewart ... Grant McLaine
Audie Murphy ... The Utica Kid
Dan Duryea ... Whitey Harbin
Dianne Foster ... Charlotte Drew - Charlie
Elaine Stewart ... Verna Kimball
Brandon De Wilde ... Joey Adams (as Brandon deWilde)
Jay C. Flippen ... Ben Kimball
Herbert Anderson ... Will Renner
Robert J. Wilke ... Concho
Hugh Beaumont ... Jeff Kurth
Jack Elam ... Shotgun
Tommy Cook ... Howdy Sladen
Paul Fix ... 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 several 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 undercover. 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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1957 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Passage See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,600,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

When the train collides with the water tower, it is on dual gauge track, with three rails. When Grant gets up to walk along the track, it is now single gauge with only two rails. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte Drew: Why must you steal?
The Utica Kid: Because I like to steal! Maybe I like to see what people will do when I take it away from them.
Charlotte Drew: What happens when something is taken away from you?
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Soundtracks

Follow the River
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Performed by James Stewart (uncredited)
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lots better than that..
30 March 2001 | by acw3See all my reviews

this is a terrific film with a terrific cast and an outstanding score by dmitri tiomkin who composed for many films, many of them western: high noon, the alamo.. the film tells of two brothers, one honest, one outlaw, who separate and cross paths later, on both sides of the law..one look at the cast and you know who's what..the plot is somewhat moralistic, as it includes a juvenile who is shown the right and wrong paths in life..today, it would be cliche: no gratuitous gore, sex, language, chases, crashes and few screams..i guess this is what would be known as an adult film, because only adults (who remember these actors) would appreciate how things were done in the '50s..and more's the pity; in those days, less was more..an audience could enjoy one gunshot, one smile, one look and not get as bored as audiences do today when they see schwarzenegger, stallone, seagal, norris, etc., then ask gee, i wonder what he'll do next time that's better? even in the '50s, many films had class, today, it's all kitsch and glitz..thank god films last forever..


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