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Night Passage (1957)




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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.


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 (6) | Top Critics (3)

A lot of the well-worked ingredients of six-gun drama are aptly packed in, along with some beautiful Colorado scenery, in wide-screen and color -- plus James Stewart.

April 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Neilson wades through the good brother/bad brother plot like an ox through mud, Stewart whiling away the time by playing accordion.

April 17, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[A] taut, well-made and sometimes fascinating western.

April 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Routine direction by Neilson fails to create any sparks from the hackneyed material.

February 23, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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

July 7, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

March 12, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Night Passage


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

Paris Smith
Paris Smith

Super Reviewer


Jimmy's good but this is just another western.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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