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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.

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R.G. Springsteen

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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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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:

Sheriff Johnny Reno See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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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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Seventh of 13 low-budget westerns that A.C. Lyles produced for Paramount on the cheap in the mid-'60s. The advent of the spaghetti Western around the same period effectively killed off these oaters. See more »

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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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''The Hard-Fisted Texan With The Easy-Loving Way!
12 July 2005 | by phillindholmSee all my reviews

"Johnny Reno" is one of the thirteen low-budget westerns produced by A.C. Lyles in the sixties. It stars Dana Andrews, Jane Russell, Lon Chaney, Richard Arlen, Lyle Bettger and Tom Drake. The premise is a simple one. Sheriff Andrews is heading to a small town in order to see his one-time sweetheart (Russell). On the way, he is set upon by two brothers who think he is after them. Forced to shoot one, he captures the other (Drake) 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? The film is an enjoyable time waster, mostly for the appearances of the veteran stars, but the story is also fairly suspenseful. Previously available only on a full screen videocassette, "Johnny Reno" has been released on DVD in a well-preserved widescreen edition. Hopefully, the rest in the series will follow.


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