Night Passage 12/12/17
‘Die Uhr ist abgelaufen’. It’s the great Anthony Mann-James Stewart western that Mann didn’t direct: Stewart goes it alone, over-filling a good western idea with ‘cute’ scenes and conservative messages Mann had no use for. But it’s an exciting picture, and one of co-star Audie Murphy’s best — and it’s the first feature in the splendid oversized format known as Technirama. The cast sprawls as wide as the screen: Elaine Stewart, Dianne Foster, Brandon De Wilde, Jay C. Flippen, Robert J. Wilke and Hugh Beaumont. On All-region Blu-ray from Explosive Media (Germany).