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William Colt MacDonald (story)
Kurt Kempler (continuity)
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Release Date:
8 June 1932 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim McCoy ... Tim Clark
Alice Day ... Betty Owen
Wheeler Oakman ... Bob Russell

Tully Marshall ... Sheriff Malcolm
Wallace MacDonald ... Artie

John Wayne ... Duke

Walter Brennan ... Deputy Sheriff Bendix
Richard Alexander ... Henchman Zeke Yokum
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hank Bell ... Barfly (uncredited)
Rube Dalroy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Evans ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Hendricks ... Barfly (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ... Green, the Agent (uncredited)
Bud Osborne ... Henchman Jiggs Tyler (uncredited)
Arthur Thalasso ... Bartender Jake (uncredited)

Directed by
D. Ross Lederman 
Writing credits
William Colt MacDonald (story)

Kurt Kempler (continuity)

Produced by
Irving Briskin .... producer
Original Music by
Irving Bibo (uncredited)
Milan Roder (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Otto Meyer 
Jack Hendricks .... stunts (uncredited)
Music Department
Mischa Bakaleinikoff .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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64 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits.See more »
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Referenced in The War at Home (1979)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Excellent cast, generally good dialog, great directing, 27 February 2011

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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