The Brass Legend

The Brass Legend

Gerd Oswald (1956)

15 Certificate
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Our Score
An impressive B-western with Raymond Burr as the killer captured by Arizona lawman Hugh O'Brian, who then has to deal with various factions within the town and keep Burr from escaping. Critics at the time admired the showdown between the two antagonists, which was filmed like a medieval joust with the two men facing each other down on charging horses. However, the whole movie has an admirable tension and a neatly dovetailed gallery of characters. Burr was a popular screen heavy, and he contrasts well with the tall, languid presence of O'Brian, then famous as Wyatt Earp in the long-running US TV show.


A cowboy stumbles across the hiding place of a multiple murderer. Warned not to share the information, he tells his father and finds his life in danger when the accusations are printed in the newspaper. Western, starring Hugh O'Brian, Nancy Gates, Raymond Burr and Rebecca Welles.

Cast & Crew

Sheriff Wade Addams Hugh O'Brian
Linda Gipson Nancy Gates
Tris Hatten Raymond Burr
Millie Street Rebecca Welles
Director Gerd Oswald

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. Ltd