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Lawless Valley (1938)

Approved | | Western | 5 May 1939 (UK)
On parole (he was framed of course), Larry Rhodes can't carry a gun. And his sweetheart is in danger of a forced marriage...

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Norma Rogers
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Bob North
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Tom Marsh (as Fred Kohler Sr.)
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Lew Kelly ...
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Tim Wade
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Sheriff Heck Hampton
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Serving a five year sentence for robbing a stage, Larry Rhodes is paroled early and returns to his hometown bent on clearing himself and discovering the identity of his father's killer. Things get more complicated when he learns that his former girlfriend, whom he still loves, is scheduled to be married to the local land baron's son. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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5 May 1939 (UK)  »

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When George O'Brien is released from prison (after a 2 year incarceration for STAGECOACH ROBBERY) he's wearing a 1938 suit and tie, as is the Prison Warden. When he gets home, his sweetheart is also wearing totally contemporary 1938 fashions, even though there are no paved streets, and people still use oil lamps and ride in horse and buggies. Is this Brigadoon? See more »

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O'Brien on parole
9 May 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Lawless Valley is just where George O'Brien is headed for after being released on parole. O'Brien was set up for a robbery that he didn't commit in conjunction with his father. The father committed suicide rather than be taken or so the official story has it.

O'Brien hasn't bought it at all and he's out to clear his and his father's name. The key to this whole business is the fact the father owned and carried a rare .41 caliber pistol. When O'Brien finds the weapon he gets the evidence to clear him.

Lawless Valley is also a chance to see father and son film villains Fred Kohlers senior and junior playing a father and son pair of villains.

Speaking of weapons, being on parole O'Brien also can't carry a six shooter of his own while on parole. Never mind, he manages well without until the final showdown.

Lawless Valley is a good B western with lots of action enough to please any aged Saturday matinée kid.


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