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The Badge of Marshal Brennan -- A man on the run discovers a dead man with a marshal badge; he buries the man, takes the badge, and soon assumes the identity of the man.

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Director:
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 »
User Reviews:
Surprisingly disappointing See more (10 total) »

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)

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)
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | USA:Approved (certificate #18342) | West Germany:o.Al. (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The on-screen crediting of Ramey Idriss as the music performer states that he was playing Fender guitars.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The road the sheriff and the governor are riding on has automobile tire marks.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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2 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly disappointing, 31 August 2006
Author: SCBRoslyn from ROSLYN, PA.

I noticed this movie tonight when I had trouble sleeping, listed on "Movieplex"for 2:15 a.m.. The cable guide gave it 2 stars (out of four possible), so I gave it a shot.

I just could not believe how horrible the dialogue, score, and much of the acting was. Jim Davis and Lee Van Cleef (both very young in this) are, quite naturally, solid in their performances. The rest, however, are questionable at best in their abilities.

Also, the "Indian" is just comes off as he is.....a white guy with heavy make-up playing an Indian. And the "hispanic", "Fillipe", comes off as a white guy trying to play a hispanic with a labored accent that comes and goes.

The music behind the film was usually inappropriate to the scene (dramatic scenes should have dramatic music) and should not be as overbearing as this score is.

All of these factors make the entire film rather comic, instead of dramatic. And as most people know, there's nothing better sometimes than sitting up at 3 a.m. laughing at a hacked-up, third-rate movie that tries to be serious.

I gave this pictures 2 stars because I thought the story was promising and could've really been something. Unfortunately, they never really flesh out the plot and there's no real depth behind the characters. For whatever reason, they seem to rush into the action without letting the story build into it.

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