Brimstone is a 1949 American Trucolor Western film directed by Joseph Kane and written by Thames Williamson. The film stars Rod Cameron, Lorna Gray, Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker, Jack Holt and Jim Davis. The film was released on August 15, 1949, by Republic Pictures.
Ruthless outlaw Pop “Brimstone” Courteen and his three sons, Nick, Luke and Bud, steal $10,000 from a stagecoach and are followed by Sheriff Henry McIntyre. After McIntyre, who is secretly working for the Courteen gang, allows them to escape, he returns to his office in the town of Gunsight. There, he is suddenly attacked by the Courteens, who try to take his money belt. They are prevented from leaving, however, by lawman Johnny Tremaine, who has also been tracking the gang. Later, Sentinel editor Martin Treadwell offers $1,000 for information leading to the gang’s capture. The gang then dynamites the safe at the Gunsight Hotel, while McIntyre charges three innocent hotel patrons, Martin, Calvin Willis and Ed Winslow, with the crime. On his way to jail, Willis tells McIntyre that his replacement, U.S. Marshal Greenslade, will soon arrive in town. Several more robberies are committed by Bud, who acquires the nickname “The Ghost.”