Night Passage

  |  Buy to Own: 31/10/2005
  |  90 min
Rated U by the BBFC


Classic Western starring James Stewart as Grant McLaine, a former railroad employee now scraping a living as a traveling musician entertaining workers in the construction camps along the frontier. Fired from his job on the railroads after helping his gun-slinging outlaw brother - known as the Utica Kid (Audie Murphy) - escape the law, he is given one last chance to prove his worth by being asked to deliver $10,000 for the railroad workers' wages. The railroad bosses have had to resort to this drastic measure since the Utica Kid and his gang, led by the fast-shooting Whitey (Dan Duryea), have been holding the train up at gunpoint every time it attempts to deliver the payroll. When the Utica Kid finds out that Grant has been recruited to get the payroll through, he senses an opportunity - but for McLaine his livelihood as well as his sense of moral justice are hanging in the balance, and the film culminates in a tense showdown between the two brothers.