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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
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Pearl
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Governor Wilson
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Mrs. Wilson
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Harry Gates
Lew Harvey ...
Blackie
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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)  »

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El gallardo aventurero  »

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$899,000 (estimated)
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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

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

Referenced in Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West (2014) See more »

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Oh, Dem Golden Slippers
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Written by James Allen Bland
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Gable and Turner--what more could you want?!
18 March 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a slick MGM western that pulls out all the stops. It combines the finest actors and supporting actors, excellent production values and excellent writing to make a very enjoyable picture. I'm sure that some might be put off by the style of film, as it's pretty predictable and breaks no particular new ground. However, to audiences who were paying to see a "Clark Gable Picture", they were getting exactly what they paid for--the King of Hollywood in all his macho-ness combined with the radiant Ms. Turner in an involving western about professional gambler Gable and his desire to make a fortune any way he can to initially please his new wife, but forgetting WHY over the course of the film. It's all you'd expect from a top-notch studio with top-notch stars.


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