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The Kansan (1943)

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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 ... See full summary »

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John Bonniwell
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Eleanor Sager
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Steve Barat
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Tom Waggoner
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Jeff Barat
Robert Armstrong ...
Malachy
Beryl Wallace ...
Soubrette
Clem Bevans ...
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Gil Hatton
Willie Best ...
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Ben Nash
Rod Cameron ...
Kelso
Eddy Waller ...
Ed Gilbert
Ray Bennett ...
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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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Romance | Western

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10 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Lullaby of the Herd
Lyrics by Foster Carling
Music by Phil Ohman
Sung by The King's Men
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Tame Western
13 March 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Bystander Richard Dix stops a bank robbery by the James gang. Badly injured, he awakens to find himself unwittingly elected the town's new marshal, at the behest of local bank president Albert Dekker, who turns out to be a tyrant who wants Dix firmly under his thumb, a position the marshal has no plans to assume.

The best things about this are the presence of Dix and Dekker, as well as a rowdy saloon fight that has people swinging from chandeliers and rioting uncontrollably. Everything else is too derivative and too mediocre to be memorable.

Look fast for George Reeves as Jesse James.


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