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Branded (1950)

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Rancher Charles Bickford comes to believe that drifter Alan Ladd is his long-lost son. In truth, Ladd is a crook, in league with Brian Keith to con Bickford out of his fortune. Intending to go through with the scheme, Ladd has second thoughts when Bickford and his "mother" Selena Royle shower him with the familial affection that he has lacked all his life. Making Ladd even more uncomfortable is the presence of his "sister" Mona Freeman, whom he has grown to love in a manner that might be misconstrued were he really related to her. Fed up with his masquerade, Ladd confesses the hoax and sets about to find Bickford's real son-who turns out to be the foster son of bandit Keith! This psychological western plays much better than it reads. For reasons unknown, a clip of Branded showed up in the 1977 Burt Reynolds vehicle Hustle.

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Cast

Alan Ladd
as Choya
Mona Freeman
as Ruth Lavery
Charles Bickford
as Mr. Lavery
Robert Keith
as T. Jefferson Leffingwell
Selena Royle
as Mrs. Lavery
Tom Tully
as Ransome
Edward Clark
as Dad Travis
Frank McCarroll
as Burly Man
Olan Soule
as Bank Clerk
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Alan Ladd's convincing steel-cold performance as a no-gooder who it turns out has a heart, makes this film crackle and pop.

Full Review… | June 7, 2007
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Alan Ladd's convincing steel-cold performance as a no-gooder who it turns out has a heart, makes this film crackle and pop.

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