Wyoming Renegades (1955)

72 mins | Western | March 1955

Director:

Fred F. Sears

Writer:

David Lang

Producer:

Wallace MacDonald

Cinematographer:

Lester White

Editor:

Edwin Bryant

Production Designer:

Cary Odell

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of the film was Wyoming Outlaws . For more information on Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker, 1867--1908?) and the Sundance Kid (Harry Longbaugh, 1861--1908?), please see Texas Rangers ... More Less

The working title of the film was Wyoming Outlaws . For more information on Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker, 1867--1908?) and the Sundance Kid (Harry Longbaugh, 1861--1908?), please see Texas Rangers (above). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
26 Feb 1955.
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Daily Variety
25 Feb 55
p. 3.
Film Daily
28 Feb 55
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Jun 1954
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Jun 1954
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Feb 55
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
12 Mar 55
p. 353.
Variety
2 Mar 55
p. 9.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
MUSIC
SOUND
Rec supv
COLOR PERSONNEL
Technicolor col consultant
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Wyoming Outlaws
Release Date:
March 1955
Production Date:
21 June--30 June 1954
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
31 March 1955
Copyright Number:
LP4557
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
1.85:1
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
17110
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wanted for numerous bank holdups throughout Idaho and Utah, Butch Cassidy and his gang return to their hideout in Wyoming, where they await Cassidy’s partner Sundance and Brady Sutton, just released from three years in prison. Sundance arrives alone to relate that Brady refuses to rejoin the gang, vowing to go straight. Meanwhile, Brady rides into his hometown of Broken Bow, only to be confronted by Sheriff McVey, who cautions Brady that if he refuses to reveal Cassidy’s whereabouts, he is not welcome in town. Brady insists that he has no knowledge of Cassidy’s whereabouts and, having served his time, intends to make a clean start by returning to his former profession of blacksmithing. Brady reopens his dusty shop and is welcomed home by his fiancée, Nancy Warren. Led by businessman Medford, several townsfolk demand that Brady leave town, despite McVey’s reluctant acknowledgment that he has every legal right to remain. When Medford contends that Broken Bow already has a blacksmith, town newcomer Charlie Veer offers to back Brady to help spur local business. Two weeks later, Cassidy and his gang arrive outside Broken Bow, planning to rob the local bank, just as Brady surprises Nancy by informing her that he has enough money to open a savings account for them. Brady hopes that the account will impress Nancy’s father Horace, president of the bank, and convince him that Brady’s intentions are sincere. While Brady is at the bank, Sundance arrives and opens an account. Overhearing him, Brady rushes to tell McVey, but advises him to allow Sundance to leave town so that they can capture the ... +


Wanted for numerous bank holdups throughout Idaho and Utah, Butch Cassidy and his gang return to their hideout in Wyoming, where they await Cassidy’s partner Sundance and Brady Sutton, just released from three years in prison. Sundance arrives alone to relate that Brady refuses to rejoin the gang, vowing to go straight. Meanwhile, Brady rides into his hometown of Broken Bow, only to be confronted by Sheriff McVey, who cautions Brady that if he refuses to reveal Cassidy’s whereabouts, he is not welcome in town. Brady insists that he has no knowledge of Cassidy’s whereabouts and, having served his time, intends to make a clean start by returning to his former profession of blacksmithing. Brady reopens his dusty shop and is welcomed home by his fiancée, Nancy Warren. Led by businessman Medford, several townsfolk demand that Brady leave town, despite McVey’s reluctant acknowledgment that he has every legal right to remain. When Medford contends that Broken Bow already has a blacksmith, town newcomer Charlie Veer offers to back Brady to help spur local business. Two weeks later, Cassidy and his gang arrive outside Broken Bow, planning to rob the local bank, just as Brady surprises Nancy by informing her that he has enough money to open a savings account for them. Brady hopes that the account will impress Nancy’s father Horace, president of the bank, and convince him that Brady’s intentions are sincere. While Brady is at the bank, Sundance arrives and opens an account. Overhearing him, Brady rushes to tell McVey, but advises him to allow Sundance to leave town so that they can capture the entire gang when they return to rob the bank. McVey consults with Horace, and the men agree to move the bank’s money to the jail, not realizing that Sundance has watched the proceedings from a local rooftop. That evening, McVey, Brady, Horace and several townsmen wait in the bank for Cassidy, unaware that the gang has broken into the jail after knifing the guards. When one guard revives and shoots at the gang, however, McVey and the men are alerted, interrupting the theft. McVey believes that Brady was part of Cassidy’s operation, but Horace defends him before being killed in a shootout with Cassidy, who escapes with only a small portion of the money. Enraged, the townspeople prepare to lynch Brady, but Brady is rescued by Charlie and the two flee. Brady heads for Cassidy’s hideout and Charlie reveals that he is also an ex-convict and knew Brady would eventually lead him to the infamous robber. After several days, an exhausted Brady and Charlie arrive at Cassidy’s lair, where Cassidy allows Sundance to thrash Brady before grudgingly accepting his return. Charlie is admitted to the gang after he reveals that he overheard McVey and Horace discussing transferring the bank funds on the Friday night train. Cassidy decides to hold up the train outside the small town of Benton in Devil’s Pass. Friday night, Brady and Charlie arrive into Benton early, and while Brady wistfully goes to watch the local blacksmith, Charlie slips away to the telegraph office to secretly send a wire to McVey. Revealing that he is a Pinkerton man working undercover, Charlie writes a telegram ordering McVey to place a posse aboard the train to capture Cassidy’s gang in Devil’s Pass. The wire is never sent, however, as Cassidy, suspicious of Charlie, hides in the telegraph office, then kills the operator. When Charlie returns to the blacksmith, Brady reveals that he intends to try to stop the train robbery, as he only returned to the gang to see Cassidy arrested. Charlie shows Brady his Pinkerton identification and reveals the contents of his wire to McVey. Later that night, the men meet the rest of the gang and stop the train in Devil’s Pass as planned. As the passengers, including a dismayed Nancy, are taken off the train, Charlie and Brady are puzzled to find no posse. When Cassidy blows up the empty safe, he accuses Charlie of being an undercover police agent and beats him. Learning that Nancy is Brady’s fiancée, Cassidy insists on taking her with them to the hideout. On the way Brady tries to convince Nancy that he is not part of the gang, but she remains angry and doubtful. When Charlie collapses and dies, Brady tries to make an escape with Nancy, but is foiled by Sundance. At the hideout, Cassidy concludes that if the bank’s money has not been transferred, it is still in town and resolves to get it. The gang returns to Broken Bow and Cassidy holds Brady, then orders Nancy to send McVey and the townsmen in the wrong direction after them, allowing the gang to come into the town unchallenged. Before they get to the bank, however, the gang is attacked by the women of the town, who were warned by Nancy of their arrival. Brady battles with Sundance and Cassidy before the women are able to round up the gang and take the survivors to jail, allowing Brady and Nancy to reunite. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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