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Honky Tonk (1941)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  1 October 1941 (USA)
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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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'Candy' Johnson
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Elizabeth Cotton
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Judge Cotton
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'Gold Dust' Nelson
Marjorie Main ...
Mrs. Varner
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Brazos Hearn
Henry O'Neill ...
Daniel Wells
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The Sniper
Veda Ann Borg ...
Pearl
Douglas Wood ...
Governor Wilson
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Mrs. Wilson
Harry Worth ...
Harry Gates
Lew Harvey ...
Blackie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arthur Belasco ...
Pallbearer (scenes deleted)
Eddie Gribbon ...
Pallbearer (scenes deleted)
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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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Another "Boom Town" but better ! See more »


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1 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quiero a este hombre  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gable's wife at the time of production, Carole Lombard, was often on the set, keeping aware of Turner's party girl reputation and her husband's affinity for blondes. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Otis: [after telling Candy Elizabeth has lost the baby] I'm gonna operate, but...
'Candy' Johnson: Operate? What are you talking about?
Dr. Otis: It's a long chance. You've got to understand that. I'll try... but I can't offer much help... any hope really.
'Candy' Johnson: [Glaring at Dr. Otis] Don't tell me my wife is gonna die. I don't like talk like that.
Dr. Otis: Take hold of yourself, man. I'm doing my best, but I'm only human.
'Candy' Johnson: [In an ominous tone] I'm not!
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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
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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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