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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

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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

Old California's Bloodiest Battle for Power!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Sierra-Baron See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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First and probably 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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rare ,colorful chapter of the old west
14 May 2006 | by grubstaker58See all my reviews

I happen too see this wonderful film by chance, some years ago, on Encore's Western channel.It's a fine, vivid telling of the Anglo encroachment into mid 1800"s California. Rick Jason is exceptional as the son of a recently murdered Spainish land baron, who is thrust into the forefront of trying to protect what has been his family's land for generations ,against the white settlers who move in now and answer questions later .Brian Keith, in one of his fine low key performances, plays a man who(gets things done), for the Anglo powers that be,but decides to think for himself after being befriended by Jason's character.The rest of the cast is stellar as well as the writing ,direction, music and the glorious color photography. This is a rare gem, not many U.S. films like it...if any.


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