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Branded (1950)

Not Rated | | Crime, Western | November 1950 (USA)
A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

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Twenty-five years ago the Lavery baby was kidnapped. Bad guy Leffingwell gets Choya to impersonate the son to gain the Lavery estate. When he finally fesses up to his "sister" Ruth she is furious. To redeem himself he sets out to find the real son. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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LADD as you like him in an Action-Packed Adventure!

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Film debut of Peter Hansen. See more »

Goofs

When Alan Ladd's character is washing up (takes his shirt off to reveal the fake birthmark) after riding the unbroken horse, he uses a faucet from a modern pressurized water system rather than a period hand pump. See more »

Quotes

Choya: All my life, I've been a snake. I've lived by my wits. I've gotten what I've wanted anyway I wanted it. Just lately I've been wondering just for once if I couldn't do something straight... do something a little decent.
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Rio Grande rescue mission
21 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

One of Alan Ladd's lesser-known westerns is this adventure of a scheming outlaw with a conscience who sets out to solve the mystery of a lost son and return him to his parents. Of course, the mission is fraught with danger, from a partner and assorted crooks. After getting to know the missing lad's family, Choya's change of heart takes across the Rio Grande where the boy is being raised by a tough, mean outlaw who aims to keep the boy, using gun play if necessary to get his point across. The picture is helped by great scenery and several scenes show a realistic slice of ranch life and cattle drives. Ladd gets a great boost from Robert Keith, Charles Bickford and Joseph Calleia, and Mona Freeman, always tough and spirited, is pretty as she takes a fancy to the dashing outlaw who would be her brother.


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