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The Younger Brothers (1949)

Approved | | Western | 3 May 1949 (USA)
Brothers who rode with a notorious outlaw gang led by Frank and Jesse James decide to go straight and try to get pardons so they can return to a law-abiding life.

Director:

Edwin L. Marin

Writers:

Edna Anhalt (screenplay), Morton Grant (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wayne Morris ... Cole Younger
Janis Paige ... Kate Shepherd
Bruce Bennett ... Jim Younger
Geraldine Brooks ... Mary Hathaway
Robert Hutton ... Johnny Younger
Alan Hale ... Sheriff Knudson
Fred Clark ... Daniel Ryckman
James Brown ... Bob Younger
Monte Blue ... Deputy Joe
Tom Tyler ... Hatch
William Forrest ... Mr. Hendricks
Ian Wolfe ... Chairman of Parole Board
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Brothers who rode with a notorious outlaw gang led by Frank and Jesse James decide to go straight and try to get pardons so they can return to a law-abiding life.

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LURED INTO OUTLAWRY BY A BANDIT QUEEN! (original print ad - all caps)

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Western

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Trivia

Shot from May-June 1948, but not released until May 1949. See more »

Goofs

Escaping from a posse, Cole Younger (Wayne Morris) is shot and wounded in the shoulder. There is no visible sign (bloodstain etc). Later, he peels back his shirt to reveal a blood stained undervest but neither the shirt or undervest has a bullethole. See more »

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Featured in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 7007 (2005) See more »

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Formulaic and predictable Western
13 October 2003 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

The Younger brothers were overshadowed in life by the James brothers and this has continued to be reflected in movies.Pictures where they have taken centre screen have been of a lesser quality than movies where they have played second fiddle to the James boys. This is a pretty dire Western ,one which depicts the notorious outlaws as saintly ,put -upon figures striving to remain within the law but hounded by a former Pinkerton agent who blames them for his lost job and for his crippled leg.Also striving to ensnare them is a woman outlaw who wants them as part of her bank robbery gang Stolidly acted by a second string cast and directed with little or no passion this is at least brief and can boast a lively musical score. Otherwise it is so routine as to be forgettable almost as soon as it ends.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A fiatalabb fivérek See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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