The Saga of Hemp Brown

The Saga of Hemp Brown

Richard Carlson (1958)

U Certificate
Wed 5 Feb 1:55am - 3:30am TCM Movies


Our Score
In this underrated Universal western, Rory Calhoun stars as a disgraced cavalry officer seeking to clear his name with the help of medicine man Fortunio Bonanova. Behind the camera is actor-turned-director Richard Carlson, best known for spending the earlier part of the 1950s battling with 3D monsters in movies such as Creature from the Black Lagoon. Calhoun's co-star here is cult favourite Beverly Garland, and if this is nothing special, it is competently done and mercifully unpretentious.


A cavalry officer survives an attack on a payroll shipment, while all his men and a civilian woman are killed. He is branded a coward for not dying alongside his men and thrown out of the army, so sets out to restore his honour by bringing the perpetrators to justice. Western, starring Rory Calhoun and John Larch.

Cast & Crew

Hemp Brown Rory Calhoun
Jed Givens John Larch
Mona Langley Beverley Garland
Hook Russell Johnson
Serge Bolanos Fortunio Bonanova
Judge Rawlins Trevor Bardette
Bo Slauter Morris Ankrum
Col Ford Addison Richards
Director Richard Carlson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Contains some violence and swearing.