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Night Passage [1957 film] (1957)

by James Neilson (Director)

Other authors: Borden Chase (Screenplay), Dan Duryea, Audie Murphy, James Stewart (Actor)

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Railroad workers have not been paid for months because Whitey and his gang keep holding up the train.

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Acting: 4.5; pretty good acting from the cast, especially the well-known stars.
Theme: 4.0; a former government agent is assigned to protect a gold shipment on a private train as his brother, a member of a notorious gang, tries to stop him with his companions.
Content: 5.0; just the general violence and drinking to be expected of classic Western films.
Language: 4.5; three successive, repeated uses of one curse word used to, insultingly, put down miners.

One of the many films starring James Stewart, Night Passage is a very good film featuring the classic film star and several other big name actors, including Audie Murphy and Hugh Beaumont, of Leave It to Beaver fame. Sadly, the movie's big sequence -- the train trip -- goes by rather quickly, but after that the action picks up and ends, of course, in a gun battle. The interplay between the brothers (Stewart and Murphy's characters) is one aspect that I enjoyed that is rather unique. The surprise is built up to throughout the film, although it was kind of spoiled for me by reading the back of the DVD case. The film is a very fun outing, and has several surprise twists within that will please any Western fan. Highly recommend for fans of Western and Jimmy Stewart films. ***Watched July 2, 2018* ( )
  DarthTindalus | Jul 9, 2018 |
Acting: 4.5; Theme: 4.5; Content: 5.0; Language: 5.0; Overall: 4.5; James Stewart plays a railroad man who is to deliver a large amount of money in secret as he tries to stay clear of the outlaws who seem to be around every corner; highly recommend. ***July 2, 2018*** (Watched with Jonathan) ( )
  jntjesussaves | Jul 2, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Neilson, JamesDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chase, BordenScreenplaysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duryea, Dansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Murphy, Audiesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stewart, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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