Night Passage

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  • 1957
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.6  (4,429)

Night Passage is a classic Western movie released in 1957, starring James Stewart, Audie Murphy, and Dan Duryea. The movie is set in the late 1800s and follows the story of Grant McLaine (played by James Stewart), a former railroad employee who is hired to transport $10,000 in payroll for the railroad company. However, things quickly go awry when McLaine and his brother, who is also a railroad employee, are ambushed by a group of bandits led by Whitey Harbin (played by Dan Duryea).

The movie begins with Grant McLaine returning to his former job as a railroad employee after being fired due to a dispute with his boss. He is hired by the railroad company to transport the payroll to another location, and he accepts the job in the hopes of rebuilding his reputation and providing for his family. McLaine's brother, who also works for the railroad, agrees to accompany him on the journey.

However, things quickly take a turn for the worse when they are ambushed by Whitey Harbin and his gang. Harbin and his men are after the payroll, and they will stop at nothing to get it. In the chaos of the attack, McLaine's brother is killed, and McLaine is left to fend for himself against the bandits.

McLaine manages to survive the attack, but he is now a wanted man since the bandits stole the payroll and blamed him for the crime. He is forced to go on the run and is pursued by a group of railroad detectives, led by the tough and determined Jesse Tate (played by Audie Murphy).

As McLaine tries to clear his name and prove that he is innocent, he faces many challenges and obstacles. He encounters a group of Native Americans who are being mistreated by the railroad company, and he must decide whether to help them or focus on his own problems. He also meets a young woman named Verna (played by Dianne Foster), who works at a saloon in a nearby town. Verna is kind and sympathetic to McLaine's plight, and the two quickly develop a connection.

As McLaine draws closer to Whitey Harbin and his gang, he realizes that there is more at stake than just the missing payroll. He must confront his own past and face the consequences of his actions. Will he be able to clear his name and bring the bandits to justice? Or will he be forced to live the rest of his life as a wanted criminal?

Night Passage is a gripping Western movie that features all of the classic elements of the genre. The movie is set against a breathtaking backdrop of scenic mountains and wide-open landscapes, and the action scenes are intense and thrilling. The performances by James Stewart, Audie Murphy, and Dan Duryea are excellent, and the chemistry between the actors is palpable.

Overall, Night Passage is a must-see movie for fans of the Western genre. It is a timeless classic that has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite among movie lovers today. The story is engaging and well-written, the characters are well-developed and likable, and the action is fast-paced and exciting. Whether you are a fan of James Stewart, Audie Murphy, or just love a good Western movie, Night Passage is definitely one that you won't want to miss.

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    1 hr 30 min
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    6.6  (4,429)