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Johnny Reno (1966)

Not Rated | | Western | 13 June 1966 (UK)
The townsfolk are set on lynching an accused killer held in the town lockup. But US Marshal Johnny Reno stands in their way.

Director:

R.G. Springsteen

Writers:

Andrew Craddock (story), Steve Fisher (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Andrews ... Johnny Reno
Jane Russell ... Nona Williams
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Sheriff Hodges (as Lon Chaney)
John Agar ... Ed Tomkins
Lyle Bettger ... Mayor Jess Yates
Tom Drake ... Joe Conners
Richard Arlen ... Ned Duggan
Robert Lowery ... Jake Reed
Tracy Olsen Tracy Olsen ... Marie Yates
Regis Parton ... Bartender, Charlie (as Reg Parton)
Rodd Redwing ... Indian Brave
Charles Horvath ... Wooster
Dale Van Sickel ... Ab Conners
Paul Daniel Paul Daniel ... Indian Chief, Little Bear
Chuck Hicks ... Bellows
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Storyline

One of the thirteen low-budget westerns produced by A.C. Lyles in the sixties. The premise is a simple one: Sheriff Johnny Reno is heading to a small town in order to see his one-time sweetheart Nona Williams. On the way, he is set upon by two brothers who think he is after them. Forced to shoot one, he captures the other Joe Conners and brings him into town. His prisoner insists he is innocent of the crime the whole town wants him hanged for, and after hearing his story, will Andrews believe him? Written by phillindholm

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On the trail of justice.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Reno See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

A.C. Lyles Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lon Chaney Jr.'s seventh Western for producer A.C. Lyles. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in Indian Territory, but a map of the US on Sheriff Hodges' wall shows the modern (i.e. 20th century) 48 mainland states. See more »

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Joe is a born loser
21 August 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This movie already looked like an anachronism when it was released in 1966;the stars are aging actors such as Dana Andrews ,Jane Russell,John Agar ,Lon Chaney Jr ....;the score is awful and does not sound western at all;the last song is MOR pop.

The screenplay is not devoid of interest:it deals with responsibility (French title:" the whole town is guilty");and more than Dana Andrews ' sheriff and his old flame Russell ,Joe Conners is the most interesting character:a very restrained performance whereas John Drake could have turned on melodrama.He is a true loser in a way that Johnny and Nona are not.His sentences in a low voice go straight to the heart: "why my brother?he never did any harm to anyone" "I wish I was never born" "I've never had a chance in life" .The ideal scapegoat,he is the true hero of the final showdown,facing alone the whole bunch of villains.


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