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Branded (1950)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | November 1950 (USA)
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A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Cyril Hume (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Choya
Mona Freeman ... Ruth Lavery
Charles Bickford ... Richard Lavery
Robert Keith ... T. Jefferson Leffingwell
Joseph Calleia ... Rubriz
Peter Hansen ... Tonio
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Lavery
Tom Tully ... Ransom
John Berkes ... Tattoo
Milburn Stone ... Dawson
Martin Garralaga ... Hernandez
Edward Clark ... Dad Travis
John Butler ... Spig
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Twenty-five years ago the Lavery baby was kidnapped. Bad guy Leffingwell gets Choya to impersonate the son to gain the Lavery estate. When he finally fesses up to his "sister" Ruth she is furious. To redeem himself he sets out to find the real son. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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LADD as you like him in an Action-Packed Adventure!


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Film debut of Peter Hansen. See more »

Goofs

When Alan Ladd's character is washing up (takes his shirt off to reveal the fake birthmark) after riding the unbroken horse, he uses a faucet from a modern pressurized water system rather than a period hand pump. See more »

Quotes

Choya: Posses I can dodge. Young ladies spitting insults I can't handle.
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good story, colorful, and a lot of action.
12 June 2006 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

At the beginning of this movie someone asks Ladd if he has any friends, he answers "my guns" and if he has any kinfolk to which he replies "my horse". He gets involved in a plot, impersonating the kidnapped son of a rancher who was missing since he was five. However, he falls in love with Mona Freeman who was supposed to be his sister. This was an unusual role for Ladd to play, and it adds a lot to the film, because you don't quite know what to expect from him. There is here everything you can ask from a good western: an interesting story, colorful, and a lot of action. It was the first western directed by Rudolph Matte. I saw Branded when it was released in the fifties ,with crowded matinées. I enjoyed it and still enjoyed it when I saw it recently.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montana Rides See more »

Filming Locations:

Portal, Arizona, USA See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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