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Johnny Reno (1966)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, 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:

Steve Fisher (screenplay), Steve Fisher (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Andrews ... Marshal 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 ... Charlie -- Bartender (as Reg Parton)
Rodd Redwing ... Indian Brave
Charles Horvath ... Wooster
Dale Van Sickel ... Ab Conners
Paul Daniel Paul Daniel ... Chief Little Bear
Chuck Hicks ... Bellows
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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.


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Shot in Techniscope as it was cheaper than CinemaScope. 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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Rent movies when the leads are younger instead
28 August 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

In this late sixties western, Dana Andrews plays the title character who's forced back into town to face his demons and save an innocent man's life. That sounds a lot better than it is, trust me. And, since that doesn't even sound very good, I'm telling you to skip this one.

If the two leads were recast, this could have been just your average B-western with nothing memorable and only available on reruns on late-night television. There are cheesy bad guys, shootouts, saloons, horses, and barroom brawls-everything you expect and get out of a western. But, since Dana Andrews and his lady love Jane Russell have a few miles on them, it's a little bit sad to watch this movie. They aren't nearly as beautiful and fun to watch as they were when they were younger, so you're much better off renting movies from ten or fifteen years ago. I got a bit of a lump in my throat seeing them this way, so I wouldn't recommend it.


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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 »

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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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