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Writer:
Tom Hubbard (written by)
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Release Date:
14 April 1957 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
MAN OF STEEL...OR TINHORN KILLER! He had to make his play...he was running out of time and territory! See more »
Plot:
Jim Davis is a man on the run. He comes across the body of a dead man wearing the badge of a marshal... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jim Davis ... Jeff Harlan / The Stranger
Arleen Whelan ... Murdock
Carl Smith ... Sheriff Carl Smith
Harry Lauter ... Dr. Steve Hale, M.D.
Marty Robbins ... Felipe

Douglas Fowley ... Marshal Matt Brennan

Lee Van Cleef ... Shad Donaphin
Louis Jean Heydt ... Colonel Donaphin
Lawrence Dobkin ... Chickamon (as Larry Dobkin)
Eddie Crandall ... Pepe Joe
Darryl Guy ... George
Rick Vallin ... Deputy Jody (as Ric Vallon)
Edward Colmans ... Governor Ainley (as Edward Colemans)
Ramey Idriss ... Musician (as Ramez Idriss)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Coontz ... Cowhand / Indian in Knife Fight (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... Townsman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Albert C. Gannaway 
 
Writing credits
Tom Hubbard (written by) (as Thomas G. Hubbard)

Produced by
Albert C. Gannaway .... producer
Tom Hubbard .... associate producer (as Thomas G. Hubbard)
 
Original Music by
Ramey Idriss 
 
Cinematography by
Charles Straumer 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lester D. Guthrie .... assistant director (as Lester Guthrie)
 
Sound Department
Leon M. Leon .... sound
 
Stunts
Bill Coontz .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Hinkle .... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Asa Boyd Clark .... supervising editor
 
Other crew
Jack Church .... technical advisor
Bill Coontz .... technical advisor
Darryl Guy .... production assistant
Richard LaCroix .... assistant to producer
Mai Santacroce .... script supervisor (as Mai Dietrich)
Bill Ward .... technical advisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Story of a Star" - USA (recut version)
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Runtime:
74 min | 29 min (edited)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | USA:Approved (certificate #18342) | West Germany:0 (nf)

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Trivia:
The on-screen crediting of Ramey Idriss as the music performer states that he was playing Fender guitars.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the end of the picture, as the good guys make their way back in to town following the clash with the Doniphan's, they're shown heading to Murdock's café, standing alone almost at the edge of the river. However all throughout the picture, Murdock's was right in the middle of town.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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Soundtrack:
Man on the RunSee more »

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Epidemic, 8 December 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Country&Western performers Carl Smith and Marty Robbins are featured in this fine no frills western from Allied Artists. The Badge Of Marshal Brennan really could have used a nice A budget from a big studio and some name stars. As it is Jim Davis, Arleen Whelan, and Lee Van Cleef do just fine in their parts. I could have James Stewart in the lead had this been an A film.

Outlaw on the run Davis leaves a pursuing posse behind as he goes into the desert where they don't want to chase him. He meets a dying marshal played by Douglas Fowley and assumes his identity which stands him in good stead when he gets across the desert and into a town where the local Ponderosa is run by Louis Jean Heydt and his homicidal son Lee Van Cleef.

They've got a real problem, black spot fever, second cousin to typhus as Dr. Harry Lauter puts it. The cattle ought to be destroyed, but Heydt and Van Cleef would sooner lynch the marshal and save their diseased cattle and profits.

When Davis breaks up said lynching he becomes involved with the town and its problem of standing up to Heydt who is not used to people telling him no. He also becomes Lauter's rival for Arleen Whelan who runs the local café.

I think you can see where this is all going. I might have changed the ending, but even with the climax it has The Badge Of Marshal Brennan is a fine feature with a plot that's a cross between Shane and The Left Hand Of God. It really deserved a bigger budget.

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