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Dawn at Socorro (1954)





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Rory Calhoun stars as veteran gunfighter Brett Wade in Dawn at Socorro. In a lengthy flashback, the audience learns why Wade has hung up his guns and turned to gambling. Upon meeting dance-hall girl Rannah Hayes (Piper Laurie), he vows to take her out of the shady saloon run by Dick Braden (David Brian). He engages Braden in a card game, winner take all, with Rannah as the stakes--only to lose everything. Sorely tempted to strap on his guns again to claim Rannah, Wade is saved from this fateful decision by the timely arrival of another notorious fast gun, Jimmy Rapp (Alex Nicol). Less of a traditional western than a character study, Dawn at Socorro received better-than-usual reviews when it first came out in July of 1954.


Rory Calhoun
as Brett Rutledge Wade
Piper Laurie
as Rannah Hayes
David Brian
as Dick Braden
Alex Nicol
as Jimmy Rapp
Edgar Buchanan
as Sheriff Cauthen
Mara Corday
as Lotty Diamond
Roy Roberts
as Doc Jameson
Skip Homeier
as Buddy Ferris
James Millican
as Harry McNair
Lee Van Cleef
as Earl Ferris
Stanley Andrews
as Old Man Ferris
Richard Garland
as Tom Ferris
Scott Lee
as Vince McNair
Paul Brinegar
as Desk Clerk
Forrest Taylor
as Jebb Hayes
Tris Coffin
as Man at table in saloon
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Critic Reviews for Dawn at Socorro

All Critics (2)

Atmospheric, sensitive Western with creative color.

August 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Though well-acted and presented as a character study, the predictable story was too weak to resonate any concern for anyone.

May 6, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dawn at Socorro


Entertaining western with a fine cast and striking cinematography.

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