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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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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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A Romantic Dream COME TRUE - GABLE! TURNER! Together they give life a new lease on love! 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

John Calvert acted as hand-double to Clark Gable in the card-manipulation scenes. See more »

Quotes

Judge Cotton: Yes, I may be a retired judge, but I'm a practicing drunkard.
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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
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Written by James Allen Bland
Played in the Square Deal Saloon
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Style and grace is sometimes out of place.
17 December 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

This romantic western is often overlooked. This is the first Clark Gable and Lana Turner tandem. Turner is a Boston maiden who finds herself out west and falling in love with a gambling ne're do well(Gable). Gable half heartedly wants to start living respectable; but after buying a saloon with gambling winnings, he gets the hankering to run the whole town. It is not easy to walk the straight and narrow especially with an old flame(Claire Trevor)in the mix. In spite of good intentions, this drama grows stale. Very good support from Marjorie Main, Frank Morgan, Chill Wills, Lew Harvey and Albert Dekker. Gable is Gable and Turner is drop dead beautiful...the sizzle caused by the two may be just cause to watch.


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