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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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Malachy
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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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SMASHING FISTS AND CRASHING BULLETS...OF DESPERATE MEN IN LOVE! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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10 September 1943 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Lullaby of the Herd
Lyrics by Foster Carling
Music by Phil Ohman
Sung by The King's Men
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Good One.
30 September 2010 | by (Tulsa, OK) – See all my reviews

This probably doesn't deserve the "B Movie" sobriquet. The production values are pretty high and it is quite heavy on the movie stars. This looks to me like it would have taken the A spot on a bill. Dix is good but Victor Jory nearly steals the show. The high point is likely one of the most over-the-top barroom brawls I've ever seen on celluloid. The script is also fine, although nothing too original. The low point in the movie....aside from a really unfortunate racial caricature.... is probably represented by a really ghastly World War II style showgirl routine based around "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". All in all, a satisfying show.


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