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The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 14 April 1957 (USA)
A pseudo-marshal, a local doctor and the town sheriff must join forces to battle a greedy cattle-baron whose herd, locally sold, is contaminated with a contagious disease.

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'Brennan'
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Murdock
Carl Smith ...
Sheriff Carl Smith
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Doc Hale
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Felipe
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Marshal Matt Brennan (as Doug Fowley)
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Shad Donaphin
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Col. Donaphin
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Chicamon
Eddie Crandall ...
Pepe Joe
Darryl Guy ...
George
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Deputy Jody (as Ric Vallon)
Edward Colmans ...
Governor Ainley (as Edward Colemans)
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Storyline

Jim Davis is a man on the run. He comes across the body of a dead man wearing the badge of a marshal. He buries the body and takes the badge and rides on. At the next town, he is mistaken for the dead man, a legendary marshal named Brennan. The town sent for Marshal Brennan because they were facing a crisis that includes among other things an epidemic. The Stranger decides to stay as a way of hiding from the men chasing him. What he does not realize is that when he takes on the Badge of Marshal Brennan, he takes on the responsibilities of Marshal Brennan. Written by carflo

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MAN OF STEEL...OR TINHORN KILLER! He had to make his play...he was running out of time and territory! See more »

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Romance | Western

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14 April 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Story of a Star  »

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| (Westrex Recording System)| (Glen Glenn Sound)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edited to 29 minutes and retitled Story of a Star as unsold pilot for a proposed Western Anthology television series. See more »

Goofs

The last Apache to attack Harlan knocks the gun out of his hand, then tries to knife him. Harlan's gun can be seen in back in his holster during the fight, then disappears again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff leading posse: Let him go. Even with a price on his head, he isn't worth chasing into Apache land.
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Soundtracks

Man on the Run
Written by Ramey Idriss, Hal Levy and Albert C. Gannaway
Performed by Carl Smith and Ramey Idriss
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Mystical psychological brooding Western
12 July 2000 | by (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

For a low-budget film, this one really captures the imagination. Jim Davis gives one of the most enigmatic performances of his career in a very off-beat Western that draws its main plot elements from a combination of Eastern mysticism and tried-and-true Western cliches. A truly eccentric and haunting score adds to the ethereal nature of the proceeding. On one level almost laughable, but on another, deeply profound.


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