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Branded (1950)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | November 1950 (USA)
A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Director:

Rudolph Maté

Writers:

Sydney Boehm (screenplay), Cyril Hume (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Choya
Mona Freeman ... Ruth Lavery
Charles Bickford ... Richard Lavery
Robert Keith ... T. Jefferson Leffingwell
Joseph Calleia ... Rubriz
Peter Hansen ... Tonio
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Lavery
Tom Tully ... Ransom
John Berkes ... Tattoo
Milburn Stone ... Dawson
Martin Garralaga ... Hernandez
Edward Clark ... Dad Travis
John Butler ... Spig
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Storyline

Twenty-five years ago the Lavery baby was kidnapped. Bad guy Leffingwell gets Choya to impersonate the son to gain the Lavery estate. When he finally fesses up to his "sister" Ruth she is furious. To redeem himself he sets out to find the real son. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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LADD as you like him in an Action-Packed Adventure!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Montana Rides See more »

Filming Locations:

Portal, Arizona, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Peter Hansen. See more »

Goofs

When Alan Ladd's character is washing up (takes his shirt off to reveal the fake birthmark) after riding the unbroken horse, he uses a faucet from a modern pressurized water system rather than a period hand pump. See more »

Quotes

[indicating Choya's guns]
Ruth Lavery: You don't need to wear them around here.
Choya: I wouldn't feel dressed without them.
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Featured in Wild Iris (2001) See more »

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Rio Grande rescue mission
21 April 2003 | by NewEnglandPatSee all my reviews

One of Alan Ladd's lesser-known westerns is this adventure of a scheming outlaw with a conscience who sets out to solve the mystery of a lost son and return him to his parents. Of course, the mission is fraught with danger, from a partner and assorted crooks. After getting to know the missing lad's family, Choya's change of heart takes across the Rio Grande where the boy is being raised by a tough, mean outlaw who aims to keep the boy, using gun play if necessary to get his point across. The picture is helped by great scenery and several scenes show a realistic slice of ranch life and cattle drives. Ladd gets a great boost from Robert Keith, Charles Bickford and Joseph Calleia, and Mona Freeman, always tough and spirited, is pretty as she takes a fancy to the dashing outlaw who would be her brother.


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