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The Brass Legend (1956)

During a ride with his new pony Sinoya, the young Clay Gibson by chance finds the secret housing of the multiple murderer Tris Hatten. He reports immediately to Sheriff Adams, who strongly ... See full summary »

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Gerd Oswald

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George Zuckerman (story), Jess Arnold (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh O'Brian ... Sheriff Wade Addams
Nancy Gates ... Linda Gipson
Raymond Burr ... Tris Hatten
Rebecca Welles Rebecca Welles ... Millie Street (as Reba Tassell)
Donald MacDonald ... Clay Gipson
Robert Burton ... Tom Gipson
Eddie Firestone ... Shorty
Willard Sage ... Jonathan Tatum
Robert Griffin ... Doc Ward
Stacy Harris ... George Barlow
Dennis Cross Dennis Cross ... Carl Barlow
Russell Simpson ... Deputy 'Pop' Jackson
Norman Leavitt ... Deputy Cooper
Vicente Padula Vicente Padula ... Sanchez (as Vincent Padula)
Clegg Hoyt Clegg Hoyt ... Bartender
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Storyline

During a ride with his new pony Sinoya, the young Clay Gibson by chance finds the secret housing of the multiple murderer Tris Hatten. He reports immediately to Sheriff Adams, who strongly recommends him not to tell anybody about it. Unfortunately Clay talks to his father nevertheless. He believes Adams just wanted fame and reward for himself and accuses him in the newspaper. Thereby he endangers his son, who's now targeted by a killer which Tris' girlfriend Winnie hired for revenge. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Apache Bend Was a Blood-Stained Spot on the Map...Until a "Tin-Star Tornado" Wiped it Clean. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1957 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Duell im Sattel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Clay Gipson: How's that, Wade? Hit him every time!
Sheriff Wade Addams: Well, your marksmanship: not bad; but your speed, not so good. That's because you're wastin' a lot of time slappin' leather. You're wearin' your gunbelt a little too high. That's it, lower it a little. You gotta have your wrist just so it's about touchin' your gun handle. That's about right. Now watch... you watch his eyes, never his hands.
[Addams puts a hole right between the eyes of Tris Hatten's wanted poster]
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Disappointing beginning only
14 July 2019 | by a.lampertSee all my reviews

I would have liked to have liked The Brass Legend more. I well remember watching Hugh O'Brian as a kid in Wyatt Earp on TV and quite liked him. He was much more effective I think playing villains as he did in a some westerns as his stone face look doesn't exactly give you a warm feeling here as a hero. He should have stuck to playing baddies, however he's very good in the gunfight scenes here, where he really brings some impact to an otherwise flat direction. The biggest flaw for me was the terrible acting by the child actor Donald McDonald and had a more accomplished child been chosen it would have been a big improvement as the other acting roles are generally quite good, particularly Raymond Burr and his girlfriend floozy Reba Tassell who both exude evil. Some of the dialogue is quite decently presented as well but the delightful Nancy Gates is wasted and there's zero chemistry between her and O'Brian. A clear rip off of High Noon but 4 stars out of 10 for trying and the gunfights.


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