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The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)

Approved | | Western | 1 October 1958 (USA)
Lieutenant Hemp Brown's army payroll wagon is robbed by ex-sergeant Jed Givens' gang, forcing Brown to search for the culprits after he is deemed a coward by the court martial.

Director:

Richard Carlson

Writers:

Robert Creighton Williams (screenplay) (as Bob Williams), Bernard Girard (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rory Calhoun ... Hemp Brown
Beverly Garland ... Mona Langley
John Larch ... Jed Givens
Russell Johnson ... Hook
Fortunio Bonanova ... Serge Bolanos
Allan Lane ... Sheriff
Trevor Bardette ... Judge Rawlins
Morris Ankrum ... Bo Slauter
Addison Richards ... Col. Ford
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Ex-army sergeant Jed Givens and his gang rob an army payroll shipment led by Lt. Hemp Brown. Givens kills a civilian woman and all the soldiers, leaving Brown alive to face a military tribunal in which he is branded a coward, stripped of all insignia and drummed out of the army. Brown sets out to track down Givens in an effort to clear his name. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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They called him Renegade ! Woman Killer ! Thief ! Till he wiped out their lies ... in lead ! See more »

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hemp Brown See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dixie
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Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
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Good Western
14 January 2007 | by ssscotchplainsSee all my reviews

A rather decent U-I western from 1958.Rory Calhoun is properly vengeful as the wronged soldier who goes after bad guy John Larch and his gang. Beverly Garland was an interesting actress as she really was not beautiful in the traditional, glamorous girl or pinup way. I note this because she looks really 'hot' in this movie. I wonder if Director Richard Carlson had anything to do with this as he added a strong dose of heated passion in another U-I western that he directed four years prior ('Four Guns To the Border'); also with Calhoun. This is a good western and I don't think that you will be disappointed at all. For fans of Ms. Garland, I strongly recommend, 'Gunslinger' (1956) which is a very early directorial effort from Roger Corman. This is a bizarre western (also with John Ireland) which was completed on a shoestring budget and a one week shooting schedule.


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