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The Restless Breed (1957)

Approved | | Western | May 1957 (USA)
A very bright young lawyer with a very quick temper travels to Mission, a small Texas border town to even the score for the murder of his father, a secret service operator at the hands of gun-runners.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writer:

Steve Fisher (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Brady ... Mitch
Anne Bancroft ... Angelita
Jay C. Flippen ... Marshal Evans
Jim Davis ... Newton
Rhys Williams ... Reverend Simmons
Leo Gordon ... Cherokee
Scott Marlowe ... Allan
Eddy Waller ... Caesar
Harry Cheshire ... Mayor Johnson
Myron Healey ... Sheriff Mike Williams
Gerald Milton Gerald Milton ... Jim Daley - Bartender
Dennis King Jr. Dennis King Jr. ... Hotel Clerk
Billy Miller Billy Miller ... Gona
Marilyn Winston Marilyn Winston ... Banee
Marty Carrizosa Marty Carrizosa ... Tohna (as Marty Cariosa)
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Educated but hot-headed Mitch Baker travels to the border town of Mission intent on avenging the death of his secret service father at the hand of contraband gang leader Newton. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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OUT OF THE BLAZING TEXAS FRONTIER! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Western

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Quotes

Angelita: Where do you come from? Where did you learn how to use a
[gun]
Angelita: ?
Mitch Baker: Now there you go, just like a woman, askin' questions.
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Closing credits epilogue: . . . AND THESE WERE THE PLAYERS OF THE LEGEND See more »

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Never Alone
Lyrics by Dickson Hughes (as Dick Hughes) and Richard Wyler (as Richard Stapley), music by Edward L. Alperson Jr.
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Passable and low-budgeted Western by the veteran director Allan Dwan
30 December 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

In the Old west there are always the men who live breathe violence and the women who hold their breath. This is a Western with a magnificent Scott Brady and a splendidly young Anne Bancroft . This exciting picture tells the story of a respected citizen and educated advocate named Mitchell, Mitch Baker (Scott Brady) who seeks vengeance against his father's killer and no one in town is willing to help him . Mitch has sworn revenge and detain to undercover gunfighter , taking on the gang leader and his hoodlums (Leo Gordon , Scott Marlowe as watcher gunman). The leader band is smuggling weapons to Maximilian emperor against the rebel Juarez and Mitch intents to detain it . At the border little town called Mission he meets the reverend Simmons (Rhys Williams) who has adopted various Indian children and a daughter named Angelita (Anne Bancroft) . Later on , Mitch falls in love with Angelita and is appointed deputy by the marshal (Jay C . Flippen ) to bring peace . At the end the kingpin gunslinger named Newton (Jim Davis) appears and attempts to murder Mitchell with his own hands.

Compelling tale of a secret service drifter hired by government authority to protect townspeople from revenge-seeking outlaws and avoid arms contraband . This classic western is plenty of suspense as the dreaded final showdown approaches and the protagonist realizes he must stand alone against impossible odds as the sheriffs are shot , as his fellow town people for help , nobody is willing to help him ; meanwhile he attempts to clear the killing his father who was wrongfully murdered . This is a tremendously exciting story of a sheriff-for-hire who had only one more killing to go. It begins as a slow-moving Western but follows to surprise us with dark characters and acceptable plot. This short runtime tale is almost ordinary , a pacifier comes to a town just in time to make sure its citizenry but later the events get worse . Although made in low budget by the producer Charles B Fitzsimons , who financed Batman TV series, is a quite efficient film and entertaining . The highlights are the showdown at Saloon and the climatic gun-play at the ending. Phenomenal and great role for Scott Brady as avenger angel and impulsive gunfighter, he's the whole show. Vivid and lively musical score with wonderful songs and spectacular dancing by Anne Bancroft . Atmospheric and colorful cinematography in Technicolor , though is necessary a remastering.

This quickie is middling directed by Allan Dwan , a craftsman working from the silent cinema . Dwan directed over 1400 films, including one-reels, between his arrival in the industry (circa 1909) and his final film in 1961. Among them some good Western as ¨ Restless breed, The rivers edge,Cattle Queen of Montana,and Montana Belle¨ , being ¨Silver Lode¨ is his unqualified masterpiece. Watchable results for this offbeat Western.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Kerl wie Dynamit See more »

Filming Locations:

Victorville, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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