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The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)

Passed | | Western | 31 December 1937 (USA)
An outlaw re-unites with his long-lost son, steers him away from a boxing career and sends him to law school. When his son returns, a lot has changed.

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Eight Ball Harrison
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Ambrose Crocker
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An outlaw re-unites with his long-lost son, steers him away from a boxing career and sends him to law school. When his son returns, a lot has changed.

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CAVALCADE OF THE LAST FRONTIER WITH "VIVA VILLA'S" GREAT STAR! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Arizona Bill  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in New York City Tuesday 15 January 1957 on WCBS, in Los Angeles 7 February 1957 on KTTV and in San Francisco 2 December 1958 on KGO-TV. See more »

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Featured in Behind the Movie Lens (1938) See more »

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Save That Last Grave For Me
(1937) (uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Chet Forrest and Bob Wright
Played on guitar and sung by Cliff Edwards
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Change in the Old West
13 October 2003 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

I am not sure why this film is not shown more often on television. I watched it as a lark, and was very glad that I did. Wallace Berry does an excellent job of playing the bad guy with a soft spot for a young man who he learns is actually his son - reminding one of his portrayal of Long John Silver in Treasure Island. Berry's character is bad - best witnessed by a cold blooded murder of someone who thought he might have a soft spot and later during the collecting of taxes. The story revolves around the newcomers to the Old West who want law and order and the old timers who ruled by intimidation and violence. In many ways, Wallace has sown his own fate. Joseph Calleia does an equally good job at playing the loyal (and in this case evil) sidekick. Dennis O'Keefe (in one of his first credited roles) does well as the son and the scene in which he realizes he is in love with Virginia Bruce's character is bound to bring smiles to any young man who remembers his first love. Lewis Stone does a very good job as the lawyer/judge who knows better but is seduced by the dark side of the Old West. The plot is more complex than can be summarized and the writing is first rate. Some scene are not especially politically correct these days - native Americans might be offended. Highly recommended - watch it if you can find it on.


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