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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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INTO A LAWLESS TERROR-STRICKEN COW TOWN rode "The Stranger"...a wanted killer who dared to wear a dead marshal's badge! 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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The on-screen crediting of Ramey Idriss as the music performer states that he was playing Fender guitars. See more »

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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 »

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[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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Surprisingly disappointing
31 August 2006 | by SCBRoslynSee all my reviews

I noticed this movie tonight when I had trouble sleeping, listed on "Movieplex"for 2:15 a.m.. The cable guide gave it 2 stars (out of four possible), so I gave it a shot.

I just could not believe how horrible the dialogue, score, and much of the acting was. Jim Davis and Lee Van Cleef (both very young in this) are, quite naturally, solid in their performances. The rest, however, are questionable at best in their abilities.

Also, the "Indian" is just comes off as he is.....a white guy with heavy make-up playing an Indian. And the "hispanic", "Fillipe", comes off as a white guy trying to play a hispanic with a labored accent that comes and goes.

The music behind the film was usually inappropriate to the scene (dramatic scenes should have dramatic music) and should not be as overbearing as this score is.

All of these factors make the entire film rather comic, instead of dramatic. And as most people know, there's nothing better sometimes than sitting up at 3 a.m. laughing at a hacked-up, third-rate movie that tries to be serious.

I gave this pictures 2 stars because I thought the story was promising and could've really been something. Unfortunately, they never really flesh out the plot and there's no real depth behind the characters. For whatever reason, they seem to rush into the action without letting the story build into it.


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