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Honky Tonk (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1 October 1941 (USA)
Fast-talking con-man and grifter Candy Johnson rises to be the corrupt boss of Yellow Creek, but his wife's alcoholic father tries to set things right.

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Elizabeth Cotton
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Judge Cotton
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'Gold Dust' Nelson
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Mrs. Varner
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Brazos Hearn
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Daniel Wells
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The Sniper
Veda Ann Borg ...
Pearl
Douglas Wood ...
Governor Wilson
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Mrs. Wilson
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Harry Gates
Lew Harvey ...
Blackie
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Arthur Belasco ...
Pallbearer (scenes deleted)
Eddie Gribbon ...
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Storyline

"Candy" Johnson, a great crook of the Wild West, decides to find a town where he could become a big boss. To achieve this, he will need to conceal his true identity and not only pretend to be an honest man, but lead the struggle against the corrupt sheriff. No one in town realizes that the anti-corruption hero is just a greater crook himself. And there is only one person who is stronger than Johnson - a girl he is in love with. Written by Alexey (Moscow)

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1 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gallardo aventurero  »

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Budget:

$899,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filming locations: Jamestown, CA railroad station and historic railway. See more »

Quotes

'Candy' Johnson: [to Elizabeth] You're prettier than a little white kitten with a blue ribbon on it.
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Connections

Remade as Honky Tonk (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

A Hot Time in the Old Town
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Music by Theo. A. Metz
Lyrics by Joe Hayden
Played during the election
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Great cast makes it fun!
27 April 1999 | by (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A very predictable script, but the screen team of Clark Gable and Lana Turner cannot be beat! Plus, the supporting cast is first-rate with Majorie Main, Frank Morgan and Claire Trevor.


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