The Halliday Brand
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The Halliday Brand
It's "Freud on the Frontier" time in the tension-filled western The Halliday Brand. Ward Bond plays Big Dan, the despotic head of the Halliday clan, while Joseph Cotten and Betsy Blair costar as Halliday's offspring Daniel and Martha. Intensely anti-Indian, Big Dan encourages a mob to lynch Jivaro (Christopher Dark), Martha's half-breed sweetheart. Despising his father's complicity in Jivaro's death, Daniel breaks off his relationship with the elder Halliday, casting his lot with Jivaro's father (Jay C. Flippen) and sister (Viveca Lindfors). The climactic… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Just as [Lewis] made Gun Crazy (1949) into a psychosexual masterpiece, he likewise makes The Halliday Brand into something more than a workaday Western."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Strange, socially conscious Western."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"A superior western that never got the attention it should have."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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