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Gun Law (1938)

Finding a man alone in the desert, Marshal Tom is relieved - of his horse, clothes and water. When he catches up to Raven, he finds him dying from drinking bad water. When he gets to ... See full summary »

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Finding a man alone in the desert, Marshal Tom is relieved - of his horse, clothes and water. When he catches up to Raven, he finds him dying from drinking bad water. When he gets to Gunsight, everyone thinks that he is the outlaw Raven and he plays it out so that he can end lawlessness. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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13 May 1938 (USA)  »

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No Fim Deu Certo  »

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Paul Fix is listed in modern sources for a role in this film, but he did not appear. See more »

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Remake of The Reckless Rider (1932) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
(1848)
Music and Lyric by Stephen Foster
Played by the band in the saloon
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I don't understand.
4 September 2003 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

Hmm...I just saw this for the first time on the Turner Classic Movie network. It was late at night and I'm starting to wonder if it was over my head or if perhaps I was just really tired.

TCM's description of the film is that an outlaw assumes the identity of a sheriff whom he has ambushed. What I saw was kind of the opposite. A lawman trails a bad guy named Raven into the desert but the bad guy gets the upper hand and steals the lawman's horse and water. The water gets spilled and Raven comes across an oasis. He ignores the words "bad water" which has been scratched into a nearby rock. Poor ol' Raven gets sick and bites the dust.

Anyway, the lawman rides into some town and pretends he is the infamously dangerous outlaw Raven. He attempts to use his new stature to clean up the town and force religion upon the clueless townfolk. Personally, I can see why this is an unknown film. "Gun Law" didn't have anything to make it worth seeing. 1/10


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