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California Firebrand (1948)

Passed | | Action, Music, Western | 1 April 1948 (USA)
Hale finding a wounded Lowery assumes his identity. This gets him the job of town Marshal and puts him in the middle of the battle between Dawson and the Mason family. More trouble occurs ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Ford

Writers:

J. Benton Cheney (screenplay), John K. Butler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Monte Hale ... Monte Hale
Lorna Gray ... Joyce Mason (as Adrian Booth)
Paul Hurst ... Chuck Waggoner
Alice Tyrrell Alice Tyrrell ... Dulcey Waggoner
Tristram Coffin ... Jim Requa - aka Jud Babbit
LeRoy Mason ... Luke Hartell
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Lance Dawson
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Granny Hortense Mason
Dan Sheridan Dan Sheridan ... Gunsmoke Lowery (as Daniel M. Sheridan)
Duke York ... Chad Mason
Lanny Rees Lanny Rees ... Rick Mason
Foy Willing Foy Willing ... Foy Willing - Guitar Player
Riders of the Purple Sage Riders of the Purple Sage ... Musicians
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Storyline

Hale finding a wounded Lowery assumes his identity. This gets him the job of town Marshal and puts him in the middle of the battle between Dawson and the Mason family. More trouble occurs for Hale when Lowery arrives and exposes him as a fake. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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gun-slingers...FIST FIGHTERS...in Bold Outdoor Action (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Action | Music | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Vale do Sangue See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of LeRoy Mason. He suffered a heart attack on the set and died a month later. See more »

Connections

Remade as Thunder Over Arizona (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Gonna Have a Big Time Tonight
Written by Foy Willing and Sid Robin
Performed by Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage
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One of Monte Hale's better efforts
19 May 2006 | by revdrcacSee all my reviews

Monte Hale appeared in a number of Post-WWII singing cowboy films , of varying quality. The amiable crooner brought a pleasant voice and good ol' boy demeanor to these films. This one is one of his better efforts, with a fine overall result.

Hale does a good job in the role of the lawman impersonator and throws in a few toe-tapping musical interludes as well. Adrian Booth (Lorna Gray) turns in her usual fine performance and has good chemistry with the singer.The script and casting are acceptable, but nothing that would stand out.

All in all, a fine film that represents the non-challenging entertainment that these sort of matinée films were designed for.

Not a classic, but worth a look .......


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