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The Badge of Marshal Brennan (1957)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 14 April 1957 (USA)
A pseudo-marshal, a local doctor and the town sheriff must join forces to battle a greedy cattle-baron whose herd, locally sold, is contaminated with a contagious disease.

Director:

Albert C. Gannaway

Writer:

Tom Hubbard (as Thomas G. Hubbard)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jim Davis ... 'Brennan'
Arleen Whelan ... Murdock
Carl Smith ... Sheriff Carl Smith
Harry Lauter ... Doc Hale
Marty Robbins ... Felipe
Douglas Fowley ... Marshal Matt Brennan (as Doug Fowley)
Lee Van Cleef ... Shad Donaphin
Louis Jean Heydt ... Col. Donaphin
Lawrence Dobkin ... Chicamon
Eddie Crandall Eddie Crandall ... Pepe Joe
Darryl Guy Darryl Guy ... George
Rick Vallin ... Deputy Jody (as Ric Vallon)
Edward Colmans ... Governor Ainley (as Edward Colemans)
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Storyline

Jim Davis is a man on the run. He comes across the body of a dead man wearing the badge of a marshal. He buries the body and takes the badge and rides on. At the next town, he is mistaken for the dead man, a legendary marshal named Brennan. The town sent for Marshal Brennan because they were facing a crisis that includes among other things an epidemic. The Stranger decides to stay as a way of hiding from the men chasing him. What he does not realize is that when he takes on the Badge of Marshal Brennan, he takes on the responsibilities of Marshal Brennan. Written by carflo

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MAN OF STEEL...OR TINHORN KILLER! He had to make his play...he was running out of time and territory! See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Story of a Star See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Edited to 29 minutes and retitled Story of a Star as unsold pilot for a proposed Western Anthology television series. See more »

Goofs

The last Apache to attack Harlan knocks the gun out of his hand, then tries to knife him. Harlan's gun can be seen in back in his holster during the fight, then disappears again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sheriff leading posse: Let him go. Even with a price on his head, he isn't worth chasing into Apache land.
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Soundtracks

Man on the Run
Written by Ramey Idriss, Hal Levy and Albert C. Gannaway
Performed by Carl Smith and Ramey Idriss
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A "B" western with a bit of a plot
29 November 2008 | by ctomvelu-1See all my reviews

Jim Davis, later of DALLAS fame, is a gunslinger in this hokey back yard western who assumes the identity of a recently deceased federal marshall when he runs into a town being run by bad guys. He quickly straightens things out and proceeds to move on, but things keep happening to keep him in town. There actually is a plot: the only rancher of any consequence in the area has badly infected cattle, and will kill anyone who tries to interfere. The town doctor stands up to the rancher and Davis and the local sheriff back up the doctor. A young Lee Van Cleef is the ranch owner's sadistic son. The action is intermittent at best and poorly staged, the soundtrack would have better been left without music, and most of the cowboys are clean-shaven and neatly attired in that 1950s Roy Rogers style.


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