5.7/10
111
10 user

The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 14 April 1957 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(as Thomas G. Hubbard)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wyoming Mail (1950)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1869, the United States begins a railroad mail service to the West Coast which proves highly tempting to train robbers, in particular an organized gang with one of the mail's supposed ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Howard Da Silva
Young Fury (1964)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

With the Dawson gang on his trail, gunslinger Clint McCoy returns to his hometown where he finds his old farm abandoned, his wife in charge of a saloon and his son in charge of a group of young thugs.

Director: Christian Nyby
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Virginia Mayo, William Bendix
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At the end of the Mexican-American War, a crooked U.S. Cavalry Captain and his men force a captive Mexican officer to sign the deeds to his vast lands and large hacienda over to the Captain.

Director: Albert C. Gannaway
Stars: Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan, Faron Young
The Quiet Gun (1957)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Sheriff Carl Brandon must uphold the law and prevent a lynching when his best friend is accused of murder and immorality by the townsfolk.

Director: William F. Claxton
Stars: Forrest Tucker, Mara Corday, Jim Davis
Sahara I (1943)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish
Cattle Empire (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After serving a five year prison sentence for allowing his men to destroy a town in a drunken spree, a trail boss is hired by the same town's leading citizen to drive their cattle to Fort ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren
Stars: Joel McCrea, Gloria Talbott, Don Haggerty
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A former bounty hunter teams up with a younger one, to track down and kill the wanted gang leader who murdered his wife and little boy.

Director: Michael D. Moore
Stars: Robert Lansing, Patrick Wayne, Slim Pickens
Red Sundown (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When his life is saved in a shootout by a fellow gunman whose life he in turn had saved, Alex Longmire promises to give up his way of life. Riding into town he finds the only job available ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Martha Hyer, Dean Jagger
The Nevadan (1950)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mysterious stranger crosses paths with an outlaw bank robber and a greedy rancher.

Director: Gordon Douglas
Stars: Randolph Scott, Dorothy Malone, Forrest Tucker
Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Sebastian Shaw
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A circuit judge in the old west attempts to bring a suspected killer to justice. The judge runs afoul of the killer's rich cattle baron father in the process.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Joel McCrea, Miroslava, Kevin McCarthy
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two fugitive Texan brothers at odds with one another flee to Colorado where they take jobs with rival bosses.

Director: Joseph Kane
Stars: John Payne, Lee J. Cobb, Mona Freeman
Edit

Cast

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

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

BEHIND THE MARSHAL'S STAR...A KILLER'S DEADLY SECRET! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 April 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Story of a Star  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

| (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 "Iron" jail cell is made of wooden dowels and boards. 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.
See more »

Soundtracks

Man on the Run
Written by Ramey Idriss, Hal Levy and Albert C. Gannaway
Performed by Carl Smith and Ramey Idriss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent "B" western
1 September 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

The Badge of Marshal Brennan is a "B" western starring Jim Davis who later gained fame as the Ewing patriarch in Dallas. Davis was an imposing gentleman with a rugged face and a deep commanding voice. He played villains in "A" westerns and heroes in "B" westerns. In The Badge of Marshal Brennan he plays "The Stranger", a man on the run, who comes across a dying marshal. After the marshal dies, he buries the body and takes the badge. At the next town, he is mistaken for the dead marshal. The town had sent for Marshal Brennan because of an epidemic, outlaws and panic. The Stranger sees it as a chance to hide from his pursuers. What he doesn't realize is that by taking on the badge of Marshal Brennan, he takes on the responsibilities of the dead marshal.

It is an excellent movie, one I remember well, even after many years. Davis, as always, give a strong performance as a man who has to look inside himself and finds much more there than he thought. It has mystical overtones that are interesting but do not interfere with its tough "B" western quality.

If it ever comes out on DVD, I would strongly recommend it to any western fan.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
the Badge of Marshal brennan milwr
Discuss The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?