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California Firebrand (1948)

Passed | | Western | 1 April 1948 (USA)
Hale finding a wounded Lowery assumes his identity. This gets him the job of town Marshal and puts him in the middle of the battle between Dawson and the Mason family. More trouble occurs ... See full summary »

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Joyce Mason (as Adrian Booth)
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Alice Tyrrell ...
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Jim Requa aka Jud Babbit
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Luke Hartell
Douglas Evans ...
Lance Dawson
Sarah Edwards ...
Granny Hortense Mason
Dan Sheridan ...
Gunsmoke Lowery (as Daniel M. Sheridan)
Duke York ...
Chad Mason
Lanny Rees ...
Rick Mason
Foy Willing ...
Guitar Player Foy Willing
Riders of the Purple Sage ...
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Hale finding a wounded Lowery assumes his identity. This gets him the job of town Marshal and puts him in the middle of the battle between Dawson and the Mason family. More trouble occurs for Hale when Lowery arrives and exposes him as a fake. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Monte's slingin' hot lead and slammin' hard fists in his newest whiz-bang adventure! (original poster) See more »

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Western

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1 April 1948 (USA)  »

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O Vale do Sangue  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of LeRoy Mason. He suffered a heart attack on the set and died a month later. See more »

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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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Cindy
Special Lyrics by Foy Willing
Performed by Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage
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From the inside
9 June 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

No good deed goes unpunished it would seem in California Firebrand. Paul Hurst finds Monte Hale afoot shorn of horse and six guns and gives him a lift. Later on they find Dan Sheridan shot in the back and needing medical assistance real bad. Hale goes to town to find some.

But as it turns out Sheridan is a notorious gunslinger brought to town by villains Tris Coffin and Douglas Evans to be town marshal and keep the decent citizens cowered. This is so they can take a valuable piece of mining property owned by Sarah Edwards and her clan.

Hale learns that these people murdered his uncle who tried to help Edwards and her people. But he plays along hoping to find out just what the big picture is with the villains and whatever nefarious schemes they're hatching.

California Firebrand has the look and feel of a Roy Rogers film and in this case with good reason as it is a remake of one of Roy's films from the early Forties Sheriff Of Tombstone. Paul Hurst is every bit as cantankerous an old cuss as Gabby Hayes. And Hale is in good voice himself crooning a couple of cowboy ballads.

Enough action for any front row Saturday matinée kid in 1948. Even though soon they would start to lose that audience to the little screen that would soon start showing westerns in every American home that was rapidly acquiring televisions.


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