Sunset Pass

Sunset Pass

Director: William A. Berke

Cast: James Warren, Nan Leslie, John Laurenz

     
 

With Tim Holt still in military service and Robert Mitchum promoted to "A" pictures, RKO Radio attempted to create a new B-western star in the form of James Warren, who starred in three sagebrushers over a three-year period. Warren's second RKO effort was Sunset Pass, a remake of an oft-filmed Zane Grey story. The star is cast as Rocky, a railway expressSee more details below

Overview

With Tim Holt still in military service and Robert Mitchum promoted to "A" pictures, RKO Radio attempted to create a new B-western star in the form of James Warren, who starred in three sagebrushers over a three-year period. Warren's second RKO effort was Sunset Pass, a remake of an oft-filmed Zane Grey story. The star is cast as Rocky, a railway express officer assigned to break up a train-robbery gang operating on the Arizona border. John Laurenz plays Rocky's Spanish-Irish sidekick Chito Rafferty, a role later assigned to Richard Martin in the Tim Holt series. One of the film's two heroines is played by Jane Greer, who unlike James Warren was destined for bigger things at RKO.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Lanky Gary Cooper-lookalike James Warren stars in this routine remake of the 1933 Randolph Scott Western, which benefits from fine production values and a good supporting cast that includes the always watchable Harry Woods as the villain, pretty Nan Leslie as the girl, and young Robert Clarke as her wayward brother. Clarke specialized in playing slightly degenerate youths in those early pre-sci-fi stardom years and was never less than interesting. On the debit side, John Laurenz replaces Richard Martin in the sidekick role of the Irish-Mexican Chito Bustamente Rafferty and although a fine supporting actor in his own right, he fails to make the character his own. A replacement for RKO's resident B-Western hero Tim Holt, who had been drafted in 1943, James Warren never really caught on with fans of the genre and would only make a total of three Westerns for the studio.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
UPC:
0012236194187
Original Release:
1946
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen presentation; English 2.0 Dolby Digital; True stories of Zane Grey; Outdoor Adventures with an introduction by Loren Grey; Fisherman's Pluck; An American Legend; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Scene selection

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Warren Rocky
Nan Leslie Jane
John Laurenz Chito
Jane Greer Helen
Robert H. Barrat Curtis
Harry Woods Cinnabar
Robert Clarke Ash
Joe "Slim" Balch Actor
Slim Hightower Actor
Florence Pepper Actor
Vonne Lester Dancer
Robert Bray Bank Clerk
Steve Brodie Slagle
Roy Bucko Posse Man
Dorothy Curtis Woman at Station
Carl Faulkner Passenger
Clem Fuller Posse Man
Neil McCarthy Robber
Frank O'Connor Station Agent
Artie Ortega Posse Man
George Plues Posse Man
Steve Stevens Posse Man
Boyd Stockman Robber
Harry Harvey Doab

Technical Credits
William A. Berke Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Samuel E. Beetley Editor
Lucius O. Croxton Art Director
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Norman Houston Screenwriter
Frank Redman Cinematographer
Paul Sawtell Score Composer,Songwriter
Herman Schlom Producer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
William L. Stevens Set Decoration/Design

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sunset Pass
1. Train Robbers [14:39]
2. Scouting Sign [12:32]
3. Change of Heart [19:24]
4. Redemption [13:18]

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