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My Outlaw Brother (1951)

Passed | | Action, Romance, Western | 22 August 1951 (USA)
A young man travels to Mexico in search of his brother, who has become involved with a dangerous gang.

Director:

Elliott Nugent

Writers:

Gene Fowler Jr. (screenplay), Alfred Lewis Levitt (additional dialogue) (as Al Levitt) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... J. Dennis 'Denny' O'Moore
Wanda Hendrix ... Senorita Carmel Alvarado
Robert Preston ... Joe Waldner
Robert Stack ... Patrick O'Moore
José Torvay ... Enrique Ortiz (as Jose Torvay)
Carlos Múzquiz Carlos Múzquiz ... Col. Sanchez (El Capitan)
Fernando Wagner Fernando Wagner ... Burger
Hilda Moreno Hilda Moreno ... Señora Alvarado
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At the turn of the century, Denny O'Moore (Mickey Rooney (I)'), is enroute from his New York City home to Texas, to pay his brother, Patrick (Robert Stack), a surprise visit at the latter's silver mine across the Mexico border. Denny meets Texas Ranger Joe Waldner (Robert Preston), who suspects that Patrick is involved with the notorious Mexican bandit, El Tigre. Denny and Waldner are captured by El Tiger's henchmen, but escape. Denny appeals to Carmel Alvarado (Wanda Hendrix), Patrick's sweetheart, to try and talk Patrick into leaving El Tigre, and falls in love with her himself. The bandits, headed by the mysterious El Tigre, surround Denny, Waldner and Carmen in an old hacienda in Mexico. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Brother, the Outlaw See more »

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Mono (RCA High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Also released in 1951 with the title "My Brother, the Outlaw". See more »

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MY OUTLAW BROTHER (Elliott Nugent, 1951) **
23 April 2008 | by Bunuel1976See all my reviews

This ‘B’ Western is the working definition of an “oater”: designed as a vehicle for the diminutive but energetic Mickey Rooney, his character is somewhat overbearing – that of a New Yorker who goes to Mexico in search of his elder brother, nicknamed “The Pride Of Tenth Avenue” (played by Robert Stack), only to find him to be not as upstanding and hard-working as he had been led to believe. In fact, Stack’s the right-hand man of a notorious bandit – dubbed “El Tigre”; when confronted by Rooney, Stack confesses to being indebted to the Mexican…but when ultimately revealed, the latter’s true identity greatly dismays Rooney (a clue: Stack and the bandit never appear together in the same scene!). Anyway, the film is unassuming and pretty forgettable but, at the same time, watchable enough; on the plus side is an appropriately foreign look (the production company took the trouble of shooting on location, albeit in a studio – the hacienda setting, incidentally, would soon become a staple of Mexican horror efforts!), as well as the imposing and reliable presence of Robert Preston as the Ranger out to capture “El Tigre”. The feminine angle is represented by petite Wanda Hendrix, coveted by Stack but who finally ends up with Rooney – content, for once, to be able to get a girl his own size instead of the usual “6-foot whales” from back home!


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