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Sierra Baron (1958)

Approved | | Western | July 1958 (USA)
Set in 1848 California. About a brother and sister battling a crooked businessman over property rights.

Director:

James B. Clark

Writers:

Thomas W. Blackburn (novel) (as Thomas Wakefield Blackburn), Houston Branch (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Keith ... Jack McCracken
Rick Jason ... Miguel Delmonte
Rita Gam ... Felicia Delmonte
Mala Powers ... Sue Russell
Steve Brodie ... Rufus Bynum
Carlos Múzquiz Carlos Múzquiz ... Andrews
Lee Morgan ... Frank Goheen
Lewis Allan Lewis Allan ... Hank Moe
Pedro Galván Pedro Galván ... Judson Jeffers
Fernando Wagner Fernando Wagner ... Grandall
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... Felipe (as Ferrusquilla 'Jose Espinosa')
Enrique Lucero ... Anselmo
Alberto Mariscal Alberto Mariscal ... Lopez
Lynne Ehrlich Lynne Ehrlich ... Vicky Russell
Michael Schmidt Michael Schmidt ... Ralph
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Set in 1848 California. About a brother and sister battling a crooked businessman over property rights.

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california | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Old California's Bloodiest Battle for Power!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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First and only acting credit for Lewis Allan, born Abel Meeropol (February 10, 1903 - October 29, 1986). A song-writer best known for "Strange Fruit" (1937). See more »

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moderately engaging
9 August 2015 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

An Anglo land speculator in California (Brodie) has the owner of a large land grant with roots dating back to Spanish colonialism murdered, but doesn't count on his son (Jason) showing up to defend his murdered father's claim. By this time Brodie has already divided up the land and sold it to unsuspecting Anglo settlers. Jason's arrival is pretty well done, as the first Anglo trespasser/settler he meets fights him with a pair of brass knuckles and Jason detaches one of the spurs off of his boots and slashes the guy's face with it. There are some other out-of-the-ordinary scenes in this film that make it moderately fun to watch, though the film for some reason cloaks Jason's character as a Spaniard, when he's really Mexican, and all of the land was Mexico until the treaty ended the war that enabled the US to confiscate it. But whatever, Brian Keith's hired gun character is pretty decent, and Jason's rescue of Mala Powers in the desert is not bad at all. Same with Brodie, who nails the part of the scheming real estate broker.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sierra Baron See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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