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Sierra Passage (1950)

81 min | Western

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 ...See moreWhen 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, during the show, he hears Yance's peculiar laugh coming from the audience. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Warren Douglas (screenplay by) (as Warren D. Wandberg) | Samuel Roeca (screenplay by) (as Sam Roeca) | Thomas W. Blackburn (screenplay by)
Cinematographer
William A. Sickner (as William Sickner)
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Updated Dec 31, 1950

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Dec 31, 1950 (United States)

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42 cast members
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Wayne Morris
Johnny Yorke Johnny Yorke   See fewer
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Lola Albright
Ann Walker Ann Walker   See fewer
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Lloyd Corrigan
Thaddeus 'Thad' Kring Thaddeus 'Thad' Kring   See fewer
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Alan Hale Jr.
Yance Carter Yance Carter   See fewer
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Roland Winters
Sam Cooper Sam Cooper   See fewer
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Jim Bannon
Jud Yorke Jud Yorke   See fewer
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Billy Gray
Young Johnny Yorke Young Johnny Yorke   See fewer
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Paul McGuire
Andy - Gunman Andy - Gunman   See fewer
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Jimmy Ames
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Gertrude Astor
Show Spectator (uncredited) Show Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chet Brandenburg
Stagehand (uncredited) Stagehand (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Bryar
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noble 'Kid' Chissell
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Edward Clark
Old Man with Pumpkin (uncredited) Old Man with Pumpkin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
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Bill Coontz
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John Doucette
Sutter's Creek Poker Player (uncredited) Sutter's Creek Poker Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Sheriff (uncredited) Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Flint
Jim (uncredited) Jim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Augie Gomez
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Hagen
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Whitey Hughes
Show Spectator (uncredited) Show Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
Croupier (uncredited) Croupier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pete Kellett
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
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George Magrill
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy McCoy
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mathew McCue
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russell Meeker
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Troy Melton
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
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Kansas Moehring
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Zon Murray
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Paul Newlan
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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William J. O'Brien
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waclaw Rekwart
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Schumacher
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen D. Sewall
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Jack Tornek
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Chalky Williams
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 60 votes