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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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COLD EYED STRANGER!...He stood alone in a showdown with a deadly twist! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The on-screen crediting of Ramey Idriss as the music performer states that he was playing Fender guitars. See more »

Goofs

The road the sheriff and the governor are riding on has automobile tire marks. 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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Mystical psychological brooding Western
12 July 2000 | by maharani_mdSee all my reviews

For a low-budget film, this one really captures the imagination. Jim Davis gives one of the most enigmatic performances of his career in a very off-beat Western that draws its main plot elements from a combination of Eastern mysticism and tried-and-true Western cliches. A truly eccentric and haunting score adds to the ethereal nature of the proceeding. On one level almost laughable, but on another, deeply profound.


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