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