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Gun Law (1938)

Passed  -  Romance | Western  -  13 May 1938 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Rita Oehmen ...
Ruth Ross
Ray Whitley ...
Sam McGee
Paul Everton ...
John Blaine
Robert Gleckler ...
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Edward Pawley ...
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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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The Turner Classic Movies print omitted the director credit; it was obvious that the title frame had been altered. 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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Not Bad for a "B" Western
23 October 2009 | by (Calgary) – See all my reviews

Hollywood was probably cranking out two or three of these "Oaters" per week during the 1930s and early 1940s. They were simple "B" movies for the Saturday matinée audience.

Two things, in my opinion, made this movie a notch above the rest. First, Marshal Tom O'Malley, portrayed by George O'Brien, does not have some toothless, goofy old guy for a sidekick who tends to be more of a hindrance than a help to the hero. Instead, he is supported by a Deputy-Marshal, as played by Ray Whitley, who plays an integral role in bringing the bad guys to justice. Refreshing. Second, Whitley was a competent singer/songwriter of Western music (he wrote "Back in the Saddle Again" which became a big hit for Gene Autry) and he has a chance to perform some of his songs in the movie.

So, while the movie is hardly a must-see, it is a pleasant diversion for an hour and a cut above the standard "B" Western of that era.


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