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The Younger Brothers (1949)

Approved | | Western | 3 May 1949 (USA)
Brothers who rode with a notorious outlaw gang led by Frank and Jesse James decide to go straight and try to get pardons so they can return to a law-abiding life.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Edna Anhalt (screenplay), Morton Grant (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wayne Morris ... Cole Younger
Janis Paige ... Kate Shepherd
Bruce Bennett ... Jim Younger
Geraldine Brooks ... Mary Hathaway
Robert Hutton ... Johnny Younger
Alan Hale ... Sheriff Knudson
Fred Clark ... Daniel Ryckman
James Brown ... Bob Younger
Monte Blue ... Deputy Joe
Tom Tyler ... Hatch
William Forrest ... Mr. Hendricks
Ian Wolfe ... Chairman of Parole Board
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Storyline

Brothers who rode with a notorious outlaw gang led by Frank and Jesse James decide to go straight and try to get pardons so they can return to a law-abiding life.

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Taglines:

LURED INTO OUTLAWRY BY A BANDIT QUEEN! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fiatalabb fivérek See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot from May-June 1948, but not released until May 1949. See more »

Goofs

Escaping from a posse, Cole Younger (Wayne Morris) is shot and wounded in the shoulder. There is no visible sign (bloodstain etc). Later, he peels back his shirt to reveal a blood stained undervest but neither the shirt or undervest has a bullethole. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »

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The Younger brothers are the good guys.
5 March 2006 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

When this western was made, there were good results at the box office if you used the name of notorious outlaws. At the same time the strict moral code would not allow them to be shown as outlaws and come out well, so you ended up having films like this one were the Younger brothers are the good guys. In spite of that it is a mildly entertaining western, also it was in color, which was unusual in 1949 for a western of this category. They have to keep out of trouble to get their pardon, but there is an ex Pinkerton detective who got crippled in trying to pursue them in the past, so by all means he wants to see them back in jail. There is no relation of what happens here with the real story of the Youngers.


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