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The Kansan (1943)

Approved | | Western | 10 September 1943 (USA)
Wounded while stopping the James gang from robbing the local bank, a cowboy wakes up in the hospital to find that he's been elected town marshal. He soon comes into conflict with the town ... See full summary »

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Wounded while stopping the James gang from robbing the local bank, a cowboy wakes up in the hospital to find that he's been elected town marshal. He soon comes into conflict with the town banker, who controls everything in town and is squeezing the townspeople for every penny he can get out of them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Boisterous! Brawling! Thrilling! Exciting! (original poster) See more »

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10 September 1943 (USA)  »

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This was one of two dozen Walter Wanger & Harry Sherman films re-released theatrically in the 1940s by Masterpiece Productions, and ultimately sold by them for USA television syndication in 1950. It was first telecast in New York City on WCBS Saturday 17 June 1950. See more »

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Josh Hudkins: [to Bonniwell] Marshal, I'm the mayor here. Aren't you overstepping your authority?
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Featured in Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet: Episode 2 (1966) See more »

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
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Performed by Beryl Wallace
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Brisk Grade B western with a twist.

This is a small grade film with a twist. A marshall turns on the corrupt town officials who appointed him to office. He spends the rest of the film battling both them and the usual outlaws. Richard Dix is fine in a role that is made for him. Jane Wyatt provides the love interest. Victor Jory as the suave but all too human villain is also memorable. This received an Oscar nom for Original Score - probably not deserving.


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