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Sierra Passage (1950)

When Yance Carter, Andy and Bart, professional killers, murder his father, 13-year-old Johnny Yorke is adopted by Thad Kring, owner of a traveling minstrel show, featuring Sam Cooper as his... See full summary »

Director:

Frank McDonald

Writers:

Warren Douglas (screenplay by) (as Warren D. Wandberg), Samuel Roeca (screenplay by) (as Sam Roeca) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Wayne Morris ... Johnny Yorke
Lola Albright ... Ann Walker
Lloyd Corrigan ... Thaddeus 'Thad' Kring
Alan Hale Jr. ... Yance Carter
Roland Winters ... Sam Cooper
Jim Bannon ... Jud Yorke
Billy Gray ... Young Johnny Yorke
Paul McGuire Paul McGuire ... Andy - Gunman
Richard Karlan Richard Karlan ... Bart
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When Yance Carter, Andy and Bart, professional killers, murder his father, 13-year-old Johnny Yorke is adopted by Thad Kring, owner of a traveling minstrel show, featuring Sam Cooper as his ace sharpshooter. For the next ten years, while working in the show and becoming an ace sharpshooter with Cooper as his mentor, the adult Johnny maintains a relentless search for Yance, whom he knows only as a big man with a missing finger and a high piercing laugh. In an attempt to find a restraining influence on the revenge-mad Johnny, Thad hires pretty Ann Walker to be Johnny's assistant in his sharp-shooting act, but Johnny's desire for revenge precludes marriage. When Yance, Andy and Bart hold up a train on which the minstrel troupe is traveling, Johnny gives pursuit, despite the pleadings of Ann and Thad. He trails the killers for several months without success, eventually winding up in Silver Springs, where the ministrel show is playing. Johnny agrees to perform his act with the troupe and, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The strange, savage manhunt of "Silent" Johnny Yorke See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboyrache in Oklahoma See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In the opening scene, the writing on the side of the train is backwards, indicating that the film has been reversed for that shot. See more »

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Above average "revenge" western
10 March 2000 | by buxSee all my reviews

A good cast and story with tight direction lift this oater above the average. Morris is the young boy, grown, searching for the murderer of his father, while travelling with a variety show. Hale is great as the baddie, and a very young Albright is, as always, easy on the eyes. This is one of the few pictures Morris received top billing in following his return from WWII, and he also produced. Of course the ending is predictable, but it's fun getting there.


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