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Boothill Brigade (1937)

Passed | | Western | 2 August 1937 (USA)
Rancher Reynolds has fired his men and hired killers and is now using a crooked land deal to put the other ranchers off their land. Calico finds the reason why when he runs into his old nemesis Porter.

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Sam Newfield
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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Mack Brown ... Lon Cardigan
Claire Rochelle Claire Rochelle ... Bobby Reynolds
Dick Curtis ... Bull Berke
Horace Murphy ... Calico Haynes
Frank LaRue ... Jeff Reynolds
Ed Cassidy ... John Porter
Bobby Nelson ... Tug Murdock
Frank Ball ... Murdock
Steve Clark ... Rancher Holbrook
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Rancher Brown
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Rancher Reynolds has fired his men and hired killers and is now using a crooked land deal to put the other ranchers off their land. Calico finds the reason why when he runs into his old nemesis Porter.

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land swindle | See All (1) »

Genres:

Western

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boot Hill Brigade See more »

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Production Co:

Supreme Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (Alpha Video Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Certainly not among Brown's best.
11 July 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Johnny Mack Brown was a decent B-western actor. His natural demeanor was a sharp contrast to the pretty-boy cowboys of the era and he generally played likable good guys. However, with this film, Brown is stuck with a dull script and very indifferent direction. The bottom line is that it should have been a lot better than it was.

When the film begins, Lon returns to his old town and agrees to work for a rancher. However, he doesn't know the score--this new boss is crooked and has some very crooked friends. Soon Lon quits and sides with the small-time ranchers who are afraid this bully-boy and his friends will toss them off their land.

So why isn't this film better? Well, first the idea of a big boss- man trying to take everyone's land is one of the oldest and most over- used plots in westerns. Second, the resolution of this crisis is so incredibly easily worked out that there is no real tension-- none. It's as if everyone is sleepwalking through the dull movie!


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