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The Brass Legend (1956)

During a ride with his new pony Sinoya, the young Clay Gibson by chance finds the secret housing of the multiple murderer Tris Hatten. He reports immediately to Sheriff Adams, who strongly ... See full summary »

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Gerd Oswald

Writers:

Jess Arnold (story), Don Martin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh O'Brian ... Sheriff Wade Addams
Nancy Gates ... Linda Gipson
Raymond Burr ... Tris Hatten
Rebecca Welles Rebecca Welles ... Millie Street (as Reba Tassell)
Donald MacDonald ... Clay Gipson
Robert Burton ... Tom Gipson
Eddie Firestone ... Shorty
Willard Sage ... Jonathan Tatum
Robert Griffin ... Doc Ward
Stacy Harris ... George Barlow
Dennis Cross Dennis Cross ... Carl Barlow
Russell Simpson ... Deputy 'Pop' Jackson
Norman Leavitt ... Deputy Cooper
Vicente Padula Vicente Padula ... Sanchez (as Vincent Padula)
Clegg Hoyt Clegg Hoyt ... Bartender
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During a ride with his new pony Sinoya, the young Clay Gibson by chance finds the secret housing of the multiple murderer Tris Hatten. He reports immediately to Sheriff Adams, who strongly recommends him not to tell anybody about it. Unfortunately Clay talks to his father nevertheless. He believes Adams just wanted fame and reward for himself and accuses him in the newspaper. Thereby he endangers his son, who's now targeted by a killer which Tris' girlfriend Winnie hired for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Apache Bend Was a Blood-Stained Spot on the Map...Until a "Tin-Star Tornado" Wiped it Clean. See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1957 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Duell im Sattel See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Clay Gipson: How's that, Wade? Hit him every time!
Sheriff Wade Addams: Well, your marksmanship: not bad; but your speed, not so good. That's because you're wastin' a lot of time slappin' leather. You're wearin' your gunbelt a little too high. That's it, lower it a little. You gotta have your wrist just so it's about touchin' your gun handle. That's about right. Now watch... you watch his eyes, never his hands.
[Addams puts a hole right between the eyes of Tris Hatten's wanted poster]
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Not according to the code of the west
1 September 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

There seems to be a lot of the same kind of people that inhabit the town that Hugh O'Brian is the sheriff of as there were in High Noon where Gary Cooper was the law. O'Brian gets about the same amount and kind of support that Cooper did.

The Brass Legend has Sheriff O'Brian getting a tip from young Donald MacDonald that notorious outlaw Raymond Burr is in the area and keeping company with a lewd saloon woman Rebecca Welles. Before they get down to business O'Brian has the drop on Burr.

Well by God this is not according to the code of the west where you're supposed to face the bad guy down and maybe get killed. Bad enough that Welles believes it and makes no secret about it, but half the town thinks like she does and thinks that Burr got a raw deal.

Further they don't like that O'Brian tried to keep young MacDonald's name out of it thinking that one of Burr's friends might want to shoot the snitch even if he's 12 years old. Sure enough a particular low life specimen does.

O'Brian is a stalwart hero in the mold of Wyatt Earp whom he just started playing on television. Burr is always an interesting villain and Welles as the vengeful saloon woman is fascinating.

The Brass Legend a good B western, fans of O'Brian and Burr will not be disappointed.


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