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The Brass Legend (1956)

Approved | | Western | December 1956 (USA)
During a ride with his new pony Sinoya, the young Clay Gibson by chance finds the secret housing of the multiple murderer Tris Hatten. He reports immediately to Sheriff Adams, who strongly ... See full summary »

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Sheriff Wade Addams
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Linda Gipson
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Tris Hatten
Rebecca Welles ...
Millie Street (as Reba Tassell)
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Clay Gipson
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Tom Gipson
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Shorty
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Jonathan Tatum
Robert Griffin ...
Doc Ward
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George Barlow
Dennis Cross ...
Carl Barlow
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Deputy 'Pop' Jackson
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Deputy Cooper
Vicente Padula ...
Sanchez (as Vincent Padula)
Clegg Hoyt ...
Bartender
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During a ride with his new pony Sinoya, the young Clay Gibson by chance finds the secret housing of the multiple murderer Tris Hatten. He reports immediately to Sheriff Adams, who strongly recommends him not to tell anybody about it. Unfortunately Clay talks to his father nevertheless. He believes Adams just wanted fame and reward for himself and accuses him in the newspaper. Thereby he endangers his son, who's now targeted by a killer which Tris' girlfriend Winnie hired for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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[first lines]
Clay Gipson: How's that, Wade? Hit him every time!
Sheriff Wade Addams: Well, your marksmanship: not bad; but your speed, not so good. That's because you're wastin' a lot of time slappin' leather. You're wearin' your gunbelt a little too high. That's it, lower it a little. You gotta have your wrist just so it's about touchin' your gun handle. That's about right. Now watch... you watch his eyes, never his hands.
[Addams puts a hole right between the eyes of Tris Hatten's wanted poster]
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great film! how can it be so ignored?
14 October 2011 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Th Gunfighter and High Noon were landmarks for the western genre. They determined the style of many films to come, but none of those turned out to be as good as "The Brass Legend". Gerd Oswald besides this film also directed "A Kiss Before Dying" and "Fury at Showdown", the two of them remarkable. I saw this film yesterday and was amazed at how actual it seemed, also full of the unexpected in a genre where there is a lot of routine. There is Donald McDonald as Clay Gipson, the little boy that makes you realize how far from Shane this movie is. Millie Street (Rebecca Welles) is outstanding , the prostitute with no gold in her heart. Raymond Burr as Tris Hatten gets you scared just by looking at the camera, you know you can expect the worst from him. Hugh O'Brian all in black is the perfect Sheriff. Great showdown halfway through the picture. After you see this movie, which caught your attention full time with no break you wonder how come it is so ignored. Two words only: Great film!!


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