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Night Passage (1957)

Night Passage

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Night Passage is so similar in spirit to the successful collaborations between star James Stewart and director Anthony Mann that it comes as a surprise that this film is directed by James Nielson. Stewart plays Grant McLaine, ex-railroad employee and the level-headed brother of firebrand gunslinger The Utica Kid (Audie Murphy). When Grant is entrusted to guard a train delivering $10,000, The Kid's gang holds up the train and steals the money. Grant takes off to hunt his felonious brother down and attempts to convince him to go straight. Unfortunately, The Kid refuses, and the brothers face off in a showdown.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Borden Chase
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 6, 2003
Runtime:
Universal

Cast

James Stewart
as Grant McLaine
Audie Murphy
as The Utica Kid
Dan Duryea
as Whitey Harbin
Dianne Foster
as Charlotte Drew
Elaine Stewart
as Verna Kimball
Brandon De Wilde
as Joey Adams
Jay C. Flippen
as Ben Kimball
Herbert Anderson
as Will Renner
Bob Wilke
as Concho
Hugh Beaumont
as Jeff Kurth
Jack Elam
as Shotgun
Tommy Cook
as Howdy Sladen
Paul Fix
as Mr. Feeney
Olive Carey
as Miss Vittles
James Flavin
as Tim Riley
Ellen Corby
as Mrs. Feeney
John Day
as Latigo
Frank Chase
as Trinidad
Harold Goodwin
as Pick Gannon
H. Tom Hart
as Shannon
Boyd Stockman
as Torgenson
Ted Mapes
as Leary
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Critic Reviews for Night Passage

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

It's an enjoyable kind of simple, briskly directed with several thrilling action set pieces.

Full Review… | July 7, 2008
DVDTalk.com

Flatly tells the familiar tale about two brothers, one bad, one good.

Full Review… | March 12, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Night Passage

½

Jimmy's good but this is just another western.

jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

½

Aside from the sibling angle and great character acting, this is about as forgettable as any James Stewart western could be.

Paris S.
Paris Smith

Super Reviewer

½

While Jimmy Stewart may be the draw for this film, he is not always in it. The worst thing about this film for me is Audie Murphy, a real WWII, walking talking legend is an utter failure (to me) at acting. Night Passage is a 1957 Western film starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy.

Meanwhile, the cinematography is just stunning. The West looks so grand from atop a steam locomotive flatcar. Watch the film for the scenery alone. Just like being there. The film was the first to utilize the Technirama process by Technicolor. It's glorious to see the West filmed this way........

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The film also offered Stewart the rare opportunity to play the accordion, an instrument he had played since childhood. See the young boy who played in Shane as well. Also, Hugh Beaumont, the dad in TV's Leave It To Beaver plays a sinister role and Jack Elam plays a minor role too.


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REVIEWS from RT:

100%
Hearing James Stewart play the accordion and sing is probably not the most pleasant part of this film. Great actor, bad singer.

60%
NIGHT PASSAGE (1957)


NOTES:

1 The railroad scenes were filmed at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango, Colorado, using Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad K-28 Class steam locomotive #476 which still operates in excursion service today.

2 Though not as memorable as other Stewart-Mann films, Night Passage was a commercial success upon its release and has become a staple of cable television.


SEE the entire film here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzxyNobslsM


SEE the trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juENeWSSsog


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Cast

James Stewart as Grant McLaine
Audie Murphy as The Utica Kid
Dan Duryea as Whitey Harbin
Dianne Foster as Charlotte Drew
Elaine Stewart as Verna Kimball
Brandon deWilde as Joey Adams
Jay C. Flippen as Ben Kimball
Herbert Anderson as Will Renner
Robert J. Wilke as Concho
Hugh Beaumont as Jeff Kurth
Jack Elam as Shotgun
Tommy Cook as Howdy Sladen
Paul Fix as Clarence Feeney
Olive Carey as Miss Vittles
James Flavin as Tim Riley
Donald Curtis as Jubilee
Ellen Corby as Mrs. Feeney
John Daheim as Latigo
Kenny Williams as O'Brien
Frank Chase as Trinidad
Harold Goodwin as Pick Gannon
Harold Hart as Tommy Shannon
Jack C. Williams as Dusty
Boyd Stockman as Torgenson
Henry Wills as Pache
Chuck Roberson as Roan
Willard W. Willingham as Click
Polly Burson as Rosa
Patsy Novak as Linda
Ted Mapes as Leary




Directed by

James Neilson

Produced by
Aaron Rosenberg

Written by
Norman A. Fox
Borden Chase

Music by
Dimitri Tiomkin
Ned Washington

Cinematography
William H. Daniels

Editing by
Sherman Todd

Distributed by
Universal Pictures

Release date(s)
July 24, 1957

Running time
90 minutes

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