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Rage at Dawn Details


Since lapsing into public domain, Rage at Dawn has become one of the most readily available of Randolph Scott's westerns. Based on the exploits of the infamous Reno gang, the film casts Scott as a federal agent assigned to squelch the Renos once and for all. After staging a few phony train robberies, Scott is accepted into the gang. While posing as a criminal, he discovers that the Renos are able to operate freely because they've paid off several important local officials. Once he's managed to round up the surviving gang members, Scott must contend with a self-righteous lynch mob led by Howard Petrie. Mala Powers is the leading lady in Rage at Dawn, while the dreaded Reno boys are convincingly enacted by J. Carroll Naish, Forrest Tucker, Myron Healey and Denver Pyle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Randolph Scott
as James Barlow
Forrest Tucker
as Frank Reno
Mala Powers
as Laura Reno
Edgar Buchanan
as Judge Hawkins
Myron Healey
as John Reno
Ray Teal
as Constable Brant
William Forrest
as Amos Peterson
Denver Pyle
as Clint Reno
Trevor Bardette
as Fisher
Kenneth Tobey
as Monk Claxton
Chubby Johnson
as Hyronemus
Richard Garland
as Bill Reno
Mike Ragan
Ralph Moody
J. Carrol Naish
as Sim Reno
Howard Petrie
as Lattimore
Guy Prescott
Howard Petrie
as Lattimore
J. Carrol Naish
as Sim Reno


Nat Holt
Horace McCoy
Ray Rennahan
Paul Sawtell
Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Sawtell
Composer (Music Score)
Harry Marker
Frank Gruber
Short Story Author