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The Brand of Hate (1934)

Approved | | Western | 2 November 1934 (USA)
Trouble starts when Bill Larkins and his two sons move in with his brother Joe. They start rustling cattle and then kill Rod's father with Joe's gun. The Sheriff and Rod think they did it and are after proof.


(as Lew Collins)


(original screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Margie Larkins
Joe Larkins
Bud Larkins
Bill Larkins (as George Hayes)
Holt Larkins
Mr. Camp (as Charles French)
Sheriff Bailey
Rose Plumer ...
Mrs. Camp (as Rose Plummer)
Camp Ranch Hand
Bill Patton ...
Camp Ranch Hand


The Camp and Larkin families are neighboring ranchers and young Rod Camp (Bob Steele, is in love with Joe Larkin's (William Farnum)daughter, Margie (Lucile Browne.) But, from out of nowhere, Joe's outlaw brother, Bill Larkins (George 'Gabby' Hayes) and his two worthless sons, Holt (James Flavin), and "Slim" (Archie Ricks, and move in with the peaceful and law-abiding branch of the family. In addition to rustling cattle from the neighboring ranchers, Hold and "Slim" decide they have kissing-rights to cousin Margie, and this leads to Rod having a fight with them at a barn-dance. When his father (Charles K. French catches the renegade Larkins rustling and changing brands on his cattle, he is shot. Rod sets out to prove they are the culprits. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BOB ALWAYS GETS HIS MAN (original print ad-all caps) See more »




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2 November 1934 (USA)  »

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A Marca do Ódio  »

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Los Angeles Tuesday 6 September 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4) and in New York City Sunday 4 December 1949 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

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Entertaining minor early western
22 November 2016 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

This is similar in style to a lot of the early John Wayne westerns but despite Bob Steele lacking the star quality of John Wayne this is a lot better than many of his early efforts.

Bob Steele's father is shot and the uncle and cousins of his girlfriend are the chief suspects.

This film benefits greatly from the presence of Gabby Hayes as the villain. He is head and shoulders above anyone else here though that's not to say the rest of the cast are poor. Lucile Browne makes a pretty love interest although her acting is over theatrical. Bob Steele is adequate but his appearance is a bit off putting for a hero as it looks like he's wearing lipstick and eyeliner.

The plot is as basic as they come and it's a simple goody versus baddie film. The story rattles along and despite the action scenes ranging from amateur to pretty impressive it remains a strangely entertaining ride.

Although far from being a classic this is a pretty decent effort for the time and one of the better minor old westerns.

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