The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)

Genres - Western  |   Release Date - Oct 1, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Saga of Hemp Brown gets under way when the title character (Rory Calhoun) is court-martialed and booted from the Cavalry. Brown is accused of permitting his men to walk into a deadly ambush; he knows he's innocent, and he spends the rest of the picture tracking down the real culprit. Joining a travelling medicine show, Brown falls in love with pretty snake-oil peddler Mona Langley (Beverly Garland). She is instrumental in helping Brown corner the mastermind behind the ambush (whose identity must remain secret in this paragraph). As a western, Saga of Hemp Brown is more of the same; the film's greatest strength is the unstressed rapport between stars Rory Calhoun and Beverly Garland.



accusation, ambush, army, bad-guy, bad-luck, cavalry, colonel, cowboy, criminal, false-accusation, good-guy, honor [recognition], investigation, killing, lieutenant, lynching, medicine-man, name-clearing, Native-American, officer, redemption, rescue, robbery, wife