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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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"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)  »

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Budget:

$899,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,306,740

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,676,400
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of four pairings of Lana Turner and Clark Gable at MGM. The other three are Somewhere I'll Find You (1942), Homecoming (1948), and Betrayed (1954). See more »

Quotes

The Sniper: I'd like to stay in a place long enough to get my pants pressed.
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Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »

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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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She's Cotton, he's Candy, and the rest is just as sticky...
8 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

Cocky confidence man--with the fastest, most dishonest hands in the West--escapes a tar and feathering in a small town, only to wind up in a different community running a casino and chasing after the judge's daughter. Clark Gable is so at ease in the leading role that one can sense him coasting on auto-pilot; he invests this wily character with his own personality, which gives the part its only verve (the writing is too staid). Lana Turner can't do much with her role as the girl-who-won't be-had, and she seems too young and inexperienced for Gable anyway (there's no reason why he should take a fancy to her). Supporting players Frank Morgan, Marjorie Main, Claire Trevor and Chill Wills are far more interesting than the leads, yet a later turn to drama throws a wet blanket over the hijinks. The opening scenes are diverting, as is some of the dialogue ("Was that fella botherin' you?" .. "Not as much as I bothered him!"). ** from ****


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