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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Angelita
Billy Miller ... Gona
... Cherokee
... Marshal Evans
Marilyn Winston ... Banee
... Allan
... Reverend Simmons
Marty Carrizosa ... Tohna (as Marty Cariosa)
... Kehta
... Newton
... Mitch
... Sheriff Mike Williams
Gerald Milton ... Jim Daley - Bartender
... Caesar
Dennis King Jr. ... Hotel Clerk
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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 <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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1.85 : 1
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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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Miniscule budget but who cares...
5 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

There is an obvious absence of finance behind this film but it excels for all that. Somehow, even the obvious stage/studio setting enhances the experience of this modest effort. It is a play... and if the audience is to be drawn in... it will be through the characterization, the dialogue and the drama... not through stunning visuals and computer generated crowd scenes.

The fundamental flaw is the age of the two principals. Bancroft was 26 at the time this was filmed and Brady 33. Angelita (Bancroft) is supposed to be a "child" of about sixteen and Mitch (Brady) is playing the part of an educated young man (late teens ?) so incensed by his father's murder that he is in danger of "taking the wrong road". It's remarkable... when you contemplate that this detail of age is fundamental to the story and to the drama... that the principals carry the thing so well and that it still works.

For its time, it must have been something of a "blood fest" with people being killed from the outset. And again, they get it right. Lots of blood, guts and gore does not add significance to the fact that someone is killed or murdered.

Some nice touches of humour and some becoming self-parody by some of the actors adds to the stage play quality of the film.


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