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Brimstone (1949)

Approved | | Western | 15 August 1949 (USA)
A U.S. Marshal goes undercover to stop a cattle smuggling gang, but when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Thames Williamson (screenplay), Norman S. Hall (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Cameron ... Johnny Tremaine
Lorna Gray ... Molly Bannister (as Adrian Booth)
Walter Brennan ... Brimstone 'Pop' Courteen
Forrest Tucker ... Sheriff Henry McIntyre
Jack Holt ... Marshal Walter Greenslide
Jim Davis ... Nick Courteen
James Brown ... Bud Courteen
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Deputy Art Benson
Jack Lambert ... Luke Courteen
Will Wright ... Martin Tredwell
David Williams David Williams ... Todd Bannister
Harry Cheshire ... Calvin Willis (as Harry V. Cheshire)
Hal Taliaferro ... Dave Watts
Herbert Rawlinson ... Storekeeper
Stanley Andrews ... Edward Winslow
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A U.S. Marshal goes undercover to stop a cattle smuggling gang, but when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted.

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The toughest, roughest roar of action ever to flare across the screen! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mit Pech und Schwefel See more »

Filming Locations:

Kernville, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

[a passenger offers her ring to the stagecoach robbers]
Brimstone 'Pop' Courteen: No thanks, lady. I ain't the marryin' kind.
Fat Lady on Stage: Ain't you going to rob us, too?
Brimstone 'Pop' Courteen: Tuesday's chicken feed day. This is Wednesday.
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Featured in That's Action (1977) See more »

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Kids Matinée Western
6 March 2013 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

This one would have gone over well with the under 12 crowd, many years ago. For you young folk, once upon a time movie theaters had matinees for kids every Saturday morning. Starting times varied - ours started at 10:00 am, and consisted of some cartoons, a serial, maybe a comedy short, and then a (fair-to-middling) western feature film. "Brimstone" would have filled the bill for one of these, and if I were 11 I would have rated it higher.

"Brimstone" is a typical two-dimensional western devoid of rational thought and motivation, the type produced by the carload by Poverty Row studios in the 40's. It has lots of action, with fistfights and shoot-outs and hombres talking tough. This one has stalwart Rod Cameron as a US Marshal trying to apprehend some stage robbers, in fact a family of them. The family is headed by Walter Brennan in iron-fisted fashion as a cantankerous old rancher, and he makes the most out of his chance to carry a movie. He is like Moe and his sons like the other Stooges, aided by some unintentionally funny dialogue and knockabout comedy, as the British would say. (Of course,this is supposed to be deadly serious stuff).

There are the usual plot dead ends and unresolved loose ends which I always find annoying, but at the age of 11, who would notice? There is enough action to fire up the young audience, and cause the matron to descend on us and order all concerned to be quiet, flashlight in hand.


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