Night Passage

Night Passage

James Neilson (1957)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
James Stewart, director Anthony Mann and writer Borden Chase already had a whole string of hit westerns under their belt when they started work on this below-par effort. Mann quit after a few days, sensing that the script wasn't quite ready, and made way for TV director James Neilson. "James Stewart wanted him, but he wasn't strong enough," said Chase. "It was very difficult." Stewart plays a former railroad man who is pitted against his own brother, a train robber played by Audie Murphy, when he's hired to deliver a payroll. Though beautifully shot, it rather dawdles along, indulging Stewart's singing and accordion-playing skills before climaxing with a decently staged shoot-out.

Summary

The black sheep of a family falls in with a gang of outlaws plotting to rob a train operated by his strait-laced brother, but reckons without his sibling's determination to track him down and set him back on the straight and narrow. Western, starring James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea and Brandon de Wilde.

Cast & Crew

Grant McLaine James Stewart
Utica Kid Audie Murphy
Whitey Harbin Dan Duryea
Charlotte Drew Dianne Foster
Verna Kimball Elaine Stewart
Joey Adams Brandon de Wilde
Ben Kimball Jay C Flippen
Will Renner Herbert Anderson
Concho Robert J Wilke
Shotgun Jack Elam
Mr Feeney Paul Fix
Mrs Feeney Ellen Corby
Director James Neilson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: J.A.R.F.D. Ltd Available on: Available on DVD

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