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Boothill Brigade (1937)

Rancher Reynolds has fired his men and hired killers and is now using a crooked land deal to put the other ranchers off their land. Calico finds the reason why when he runs into his old nemesis Porter.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Harry F. Olmsted (original story), George H. Plympton (screen adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Mack Brown ... Lon Cardigan
Claire Rochelle Claire Rochelle ... Bobby Reynolds
Dick Curtis ... Bull Berke
Horace Murphy ... Calico Haynes
Frank LaRue ... Jeff Reynolds
Ed Cassidy ... John Porter
Bobby Nelson ... Tug Murdock
Frank Ball ... Murdock
Steve Clark ... Rancher Holbrook
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Rancher Brown
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Storyline

Lon Cardigan (Johnny Mack Brown) and his sweetheart, Bobbie Reynolds (Claire Rocvhelle), are bewildered when her father, Jeff Reynolds (Frank LaRue), fires all of his cowhands and hires a motley gang of thugs. Lon accept's Reynold's offer of the job oh herd boss. It soon becomes apparent that Reynolds is dominated by John Porter (Edward Cassidy) for some reason. A group of squatters informs Lon they are being evicted from their homesteads because Reynolds has , at public auction, bought up the entire strip pf land which they always considered their own under squatter's rights. Because of this, Lon quits Reynolds and sides with the squatters. Calico Haynes, the ranch cook, steals a piece of paper from Porter which shows Reynolds is deeding all of the land he acquired to Porter under some kind of compulsion. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Thrill piles on thrill as your action ace rides on the toughest band of bandits that ever rode the plains! (original print ad)


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boot Hill Brigade See more »

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Production Co:

Supreme Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (Alpha Video Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Johnny saves homesteaders but not the film
3 March 2007 | by ejrjrSee all my reviews

Johnny Mack Brown plays Lon Cardigan a moral preaching cowboy who uses his wits and fists rather than six-guns to battle a land-grabbing villain who is exploiting homesteaders through frontmen. The storyline is heavy on moral epithets rather than action. Unfortunately, unlike some other western films, the script does not deal with the underlying conflict throughout the West between ranchers and homesteaders. Meanwhile, the alleged villain's pretty, young daughter is part of the equation with the usual predictable twists.

This film is one in a collection called Cowboy Heroes of the Silver Screen from Marathon Music and Video. The source print was a 16mm dupe in fair condition with missing frames. The transfer is slightly soft but not irritating. There are some sporadic wash marks but surface noise is minimal. The sound is very good.

This is low-budget fare without much redeeming quality. And, even Johnny Mack Brown cannot save the story.


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