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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

A Surprise!

9/10
Author: bux from Tecumseh ok
22 January 2008

I wasn't going to watch this one when I read the brief synopsis on the TV menu, however it was a cold day, so I thought-"What the heck." I was truly surprised. I wasn't expecting much from a low B flick featuring a beyond-the-prime Buster Crabbe. However, there was a lot to be said for this little effort. First of all the cast is simply great...Neville Brand, Michael Ansara, the sexy Lita Milan, the young and gorgeous Ann Richardson, even a young Slim Pickens! The plot is an old one, the older brother returns from the wars to discover that younger brother is in league with the baddies. But the acting and limited production values maintain interest throughout.

A pleasant surprise on a cold afternoon.

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

It'll do.

Author: Leslie Howard Adams (longhorn1939@suddenlink.net) from Texas
25 November 2005

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Chad Santee (Buster Crabbe) heads west to join his brother, Jubal (Neville Brand)who supposedly has a large cattle ranch. On the way he meets Rose Fargo (Ann Robinson)and rescues her from the unwanted advances of a gambler, "Blackjack" (James Seay as Jimmy Seay.) When Chad and Rose arrive they find that Jubal and his partner, Shawnee (Michael Ansara), are really rustlers and outlaws. Jubal tries to get Chad to join them but he refuses, and leaves to set up his own homestead with Rose at his side.

Later, the repentant Jubal comes to join him. Shawnee, angry at what he considers a double-cross, attacks the brothers with his gang.

In the fight that follows, the outlaws are all killed and so is Jubal, who is happy to have died fighting at his brother's side. When a daughter is born to Chad and Rose, they name her Jubilee after her dead uncle.

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Buster in Buckskins!

6/10
Author: (bsmith5552@rogers.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 December 2013

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"Gun Brothers" is a low budget black and white western that turns out to be an rather enjoyable 79 minutes. It's one of those good brother/bad brother stories starring Buster Crabbe as Chad Santee and Neville Brand as his brother Jubal.

Chad Santee has just mustered out of the cavalry and is on his way to meet his brother Jubal who has promised him a partnership in his cattle ranch. Along the way he meets saloon girl Rose Fargo (Ann Robinson) and is immediately smitten in spite of two bit gambler Blackjack Silk (James Seay) who also has designs on her.

Later Chad goes to meet Jubal but finds that he is an outlaw leading a murderous gang known as the Nighthawks. Chad tries to convince Jubal to mend his ways but is unsuccessful. Jubal's sinister Indian cook Meeteetse (Lita Milan) implicates Chad in a recent Stage hold-up and he and Rose are forced to flee both from the law and Jubal and his gang that includes the villainous "Shawnee" (Michael Ansara). They go to the camp of Chad's friend Yellowstone Kelly (Walter Sande) where Chad enters into a fur-trading partnership with him.

Jubal meanwhile, thinks that Chad has double crossed him and sets out with Shawnee to exact his revenge.

Buster Crabbe never missed an opportunity to take off his shirt and show off his build. This film is no exception. He always kept himself in good shape having been an Olympic athlete in the 1932 games. The scene in the saloon when he tries to impress Rose is hilarious. Crabbe is smacking his lips while drooling over her like a lecherous dirty old man. And there's that buckskin shirt. He looks ridiculous in that costume and thank heavens he leaves it behind when he and Rose run for their lives.

There's quite a list of recognizable "B" western stalwarts in the cast. Roy Barcroft, a perennial bad guy gets to play the sheriff in this one, former sidekick Slim Pickens plays Moose McLain a trapper, Lane Bradford and Harry Lauter deputies and William Fawcett and Ric Vallin in brief bits. 6"2" Dorothy Ford is along as Picken's wife and Dan White is Jonathon Logan, a preacher.

Remade scene for scene with the same characters in 1961 with James Brown and Gregg Palmer as the brothers.

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