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The Halliday Brand (1957)

The Halliday Brand (1957)





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In this gritty western, told via flashback, a young man endeavors to escape the domination of his father, a corrupt sheriff for whom the boy has lost all respect. He runs away, but later returns to find that nothing has changed when he sees his father turn away from the lynching of the boy's sister's lover. The son begins to actively rebel against his dad, and this causes him to be branded an outlaw.


Joseph Cotten
as Daniel Halliday
Viveca Lindfors
as Aleta Burris
Betsy Blair
as Martha Halliday
Ward Bond
as Big Dan Halliday
Bill Williams
as Clay Halliday
Jay C. Flippen
as Chad Burris
Christopher Dark
as Jivaro Burris
Glenn Strange
as Townsman
John Dierkes
as Reverend
George Lynn
as Townsman
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All Critics (3)

Just as [Lewis] made Gun Crazy (1949) into a psychosexual masterpiece, he likewise makes The Halliday Brand into something more than a workaday Western.

July 25, 2011 | Full Review…

Strange, socially conscious Western.

August 9, 2007 | Full Review…

A superior western that never got the attention it should have.

April 6, 2005 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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