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When the Daltons Rode (1940)

Approved | | Western | 1940 (UK)
Fictionalized story of how the Dalton brothers were wronged by a crooked development company and became outlaws when the corrupt local courts offered them no justice.

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Tod Jackson
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Julie King
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Caleb Winters
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Ozark
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Emmett Dalton
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Ma Dalton
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Rigby
Edgar Dearing ...
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Quen Ramsey ...
Wilson
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Nancy (as Dorothy Grainger)
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Photographer (as Bob McKenzie)
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Hannah
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Young lawyer Tod Jackson arrives in pioneer Kansas to visit his prosperous rancher friends the Daltons, just as the latter are in danger of losing their land to a crooked development company. When Tod tries to help them, a faked murder charge turns the Daltons into outlaws, but more victims than villains in this fictionalized version. Will Tod stay loyal to his friends despite falling in love with Bob Dalton's former fiancée Julie? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Wanted dead or alive screamed the nation when the Daltons rode.

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The film's climax shows Emmett Dalton being killed in a shoot-out during an attempted bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas. In reality, Dalton survived the shoot-out and went on to write the book that this film was based on. See more »

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Towards the end of the 19th Century in America, civilization surges ever west and in it's wake, came that inseparable pair, INJUSTICE and CRIME. In the history of the reckless violence that seized Kansas and Oklahoma, no name carried more terror than DALTON. There were more famous outlaws, but none more daring, none more desperate.

This, then, is the story of the Dalton brothers, based, to a large extent, on the tales that the old settlers still tell of them-woven together with strands of fiction. But, so incredible were the Daltons, that no man can say where fact ends and fancy begins. See more »

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Version of The Daltons Ride Again (1945) See more »

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Oh Kay!
10 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Average western with a cast full of familiar faces but this is nothing special. What is Kay Francis, the essence of urban sophistication, doing in this routine oater? Sliding down the Hollywood ladder that's what. After years at the top she quarreled with the brothers Warner over money and they effectively finished her career. Here she is mid slide, freelancing at Universal and whatever studio would offer her work, she had one good part ahead in The Feminine Touch at MGM with Rosalind Russell than it was a series of junk until she ended up at poverty row studio Monogram for three minor films and a fall into obscurity and reclusiveness.


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