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Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that '... See full summary »
Pecos Grant rides into a strange town only to find that everyone recognizes him, not as Pecos Grant, but as a presumed-dead man named Rawlins. Even Rawlins' wife thinks her husband has come back. Pecos sets out to solve the mystery.
Rancher Tim Clark borrows money from Bob Russell, who then rustles Clark's cattle so he will be unable to repay the money. Thus Russell is able to cheat Clark out of his ranch. Clark becomes a prospector for silver and ultimately comes to settle accounts with Russell and crooked deputy Bendix. Written by
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For the 1953 rereleae John Wayne was elevated from sixth billing to second. See more »
[after Clark has killed Yokum]
Clark, you're mighty lucky to get out of this - outdrawing the second fastest gun around here.
Who's the fastest?
Either me or you. Some day e'll find out.
Nothing will give me greater pleasure.
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Excellent cast, generally good dialog, great directing
Though there seem to be some script holes, generally this is well written with some very good dialog.
Tim McCoy was one of the best cowboys and was also a pretty good actor.
As noted elsewhere, John Wayne was second billed, but had only a small part. Wallace MacDonald, as his buddy, does more, but his constant use of "y'all" to one person is one of the script's major flaws.
As sheriff, Tully Marshall has one of his best roles. It is well written and very well played.
Alice Day -- billed as "Alice Fay" on the DVD I own, from Canadian Disc Plaza, on a "Classic Westerns" collection of supposedly John Wayne movies -- is the least capable of the cast, but even she brightens up as the story progresses.
Bad guys Wheeler Oakman and Richard Alexander also shone and Walter Brennan, as usual, stood out in one of his early appearances.
Director D. Ross Lederman showed a lot of skill in his framing and camera angles. He was held in high-enough esteem to have stayed busy nearly his entire life with dozens of movies and dozens more TV shows.
I highly recommend "Two-Fisted Law," despite the pointless generic title.
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