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Dawn at Socorro Details


Rory Calhoun stars as veteran gunfighter Brett Wade in Dawn at Socorro. In a lengthy flashback, the audience learns why Wade has hung up his guns and turned to gambling. Upon meeting dance-hall girl Rannah Hayes (Piper Laurie), he vows to take her out of the shady saloon run by Dick Braden (David Brian). He engages Braden in a card game, winner take all, with Rannah as the stakes--only to lose everything. Sorely tempted to strap on his guns again to claim Rannah, Wade is saved from this fateful decision by the timely arrival of another notorious fast gun, Jimmy Rapp (Alex Nicol). Less of a traditional western than a character study, Dawn at Socorro received better-than-usual reviews when it first came out in July of 1954. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Rory Calhoun
as Brett Wade
Piper Laurie
as Rannah Hayes
David Brian
as Dick Braden
Kathleen Hughes
as Clare
Alex Nicol
as Jimmy Rapp
Edgar Buchanan
as Sheriff Cauthen
Mara Corday
as Letty Diamond
Roy Roberts
as Doc Jameson
Skip Homeier
as Buddy Ferris
James Millican
as Harry McNair
Stanley Andrews
as Old Man Ferris
Richard Garland
as Tom Ferris
Forrest Taylor
as Jebb Hayes
Lee Van Cleef
as Earl Ferris
Philo McCullough
as Rancher
Tristram Coffin
as Man at table in saloon
Philo McCullough
as Rancher
Lee Van Cleef
as Earl Ferris


George Sherman
William Alland
George Zuckerman
Arlo Guthrie
Carl Guthrie
Joseph E. Gershenson
Composer (Music Score)
Joseph E. Gershenson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexander Golitzen
Production Designer
Robert Clatworthy
Production Designer