Night Passage (1957)
Front Cover Actor
James Stewart Grant McLaine
Audie Murphy Lee McLaine, aka The Utica Kid
Dan Duryea Whitey Harbin
Dianne Foster Charlotte 'Charlie' Drew (waitress in Pete's cafe)
Elaine Stewart Verna Kimball
Brandon De Wilde Joey Adams
Jay C. Flippen Ben Kimball (railroad supervisor)
Herbert Anderson Will Renner (Kimball's secretary/the informer)
Robert J. Wilke Concho (Whitey's gang)
Hugh Beaumont Jeff Kurth (railroad executive)
Movie Details
Genre Western
Director James Neilson
Producer Aaron Rosenberg
Writer Norman A. Fox; Borden Chase
Studio Universal Studios
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 30 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Thanks to ultracrisp Technirama photography of great mountainside and river gorge locations in Colorado, Night Passage is often terrific to look at; you can almost feel the autumn sun and brisk air. This should have been another classic Western pairing James Stewart with director Anthony Mann. But after choosing the locations, cast, and crew, and directing the precredit sequence, Mann abruptly resigned. He found Borden Chase's screenplay an "incoherent" rehash of relationships and setups from their previous films, nor was he encouraged by Stewart's determination to play the accordion and sing. Stewart's an ex-railroad cop who became a pariah by letting a prisoner--Audie Murphy's "The Utica Kid"--escape. The two cross paths again in a ghost town where Dan Duryea, doing a zany version of his loony outlaw from Winchester '73, has holed up with his gang. Replacement director James Neilson, a newcomer destined for bland Disney servitude, fosters a lot of flatfooted standing-around. --Richard T. Jameson
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Index 1423
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/24/04
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Owner NF
Links Amazon US
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Folder 012
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 025192277023
Release Date 5/6/03
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned