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Night Passage

  • Western
  • Drama
  • 1957
  • James Neilson
  • 86 mins
  • PG

Summary

Western starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy. Two brothers who live their lives on opposite sides of the law clash when one robs a train that the other is guarding.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Grant McLaineJames Stewart
Utica KidAudie Murphy
Whitey HarbinDan Duryea
Charlotte DrewDianne Foster
Verna KimballElaine Stewart
Joey AdamsBrandon de Wilde
Ben KimballJay C Flippen
Will RennerHerbert Anderson
ConchoRobert J Wilke
ShotgunJack Elam
Mr FeeneyPaul Fix
Mrs FeeneyEllen Corby

Crew

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DirectorJames Neilson

Details

Theatrical distributor
J.A.R.F.D. Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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