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The Brass Legend is a taut, black-and-white western released by United Artists in 1956. Notorious outlaw Tris Hatten (Raymond Burr) is long thought dead when his hideout is discovered by the young Clay Gipson (Donald McDonald) while out horseback riding. Hatten's capture carries a $5,000 reward, and Clay goes back to town and tells the news to his brother-in-law, Sheriff Wade Addams (Hugh O'Brien). Addams is able to bring Hatten in but warns Clay to keep his involvement to himself fearing Hatten's gang will seek revenge. Unfortunately, Clay tells his father (Robert Burton) who goes to the newspaper and accuses the sheriff of wanting all the glory for himself. With the secret out, Hatten's girlfriend hires a paid killer to exact revenge on young Clay. Can Sheriff Addams protect the young man? Can he keep Hatten behind bars? The Brass Legend was directed by Gerd Oswalt, whose European sensibilities brought a unique, spare touch to this western.