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Director:
Writers:
Lamar Trotti (written for the screen by)
Walter Van Tilburg Clark (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
21 May 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
LYNCH LAW RULES THE MOB! (original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
When a posse catches up three men suspected of killing a local farmer, some of them become strongly divided on whether or not to lynch the men. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 4 wins See more »
User Reviews:
My brief review of the film See more (126 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Henry Fonda ... Gil Carter

Dana Andrews ... Donald Martin

Mary Beth Hughes ... Rose Mapen

Anthony Quinn ... Juan Martínez

William Eythe ... Gerald Tetley

Harry Morgan ... Art Croft (as Henry Morgan)

Jane Darwell ... Ma Grier
Matt Briggs ... Judge Daniel Tyler

Harry Davenport ... Arthur Davies
Frank Conroy ... Major Tetley

Marc Lawrence ... Jeff Farnley
Paul Hurst ... Monty Smith
Victor Kilian ... Darby
Chris-Pin Martin ... Poncho
Willard Robertson ... Sheriff Risley
Ted North ... Joyce
Dick Rich ... Deputy Butch Mapes

Francis Ford ... Alva 'Dad' Hardwicke

Stanley Andrews ... Bartlett

William 'Billy' Benedict ... Greene (as Billy Benedict)
Paul E. Burns ... Winder (as Paul Burns)
Leigh Whipper ... Sparks
George Chandler ... Jimmy Carnes
George Lloyd ... Moore
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
C.E. Anderson ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Red (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Forrest Dillon ... Mark (uncredited)
Dan Dix ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Larry Dods ... Posse Member (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Posse Member (uncredited)

Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Larch (uncredited)

Rondo Hatton ... Gabe Hart (uncredited)
Don House ... Posse Member (uncredited)

Tom London ... Deputy (uncredited)
Frank McGrath ... Posse Member (uncredited)

George Meeker ... Mr. Swanson (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Larry Kinkaid (uncredited)
George Plues ... Alec Small (uncredited)
Ed Richard ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Walt Robbins ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ... Miss Swanson (uncredited)
Clint Sharp ... Posse Member (uncredited)
Ben Watson ... Posse Member (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Wellman 
 
Writing credits
Lamar Trotti (written for the screen by)

Walter Van Tilburg Clark (from the novel by)

Produced by
Lamar Trotti .... producer
William Goetz .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Cyril J. Mockridge 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur C. Miller (director of photography) (as Arthur Miller)
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Richard Day 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank E. Hughes (set decorations)
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (costumes)
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director (uncredited)
James Tinling .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Conrad Salinger .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:12 (2008) | South Korea:12 (2003) (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2006) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (PCA #8590) | USA:TV-G (TV rating) | West Germany:12 (f)

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Trivia:
Henry Fonda always regarded this as one of his favorite films.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During opening sequences when Fonda is at the bar, the whiskey he is drinking changes from clear to dark.See more »
Quotes:
Major Tetley:I'll have no female boys bearing my name.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Lonesome ValleySee more »

FAQ

What happened to the members of the lynch mob?
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
My brief review of the film, 20 July 2005
Author: sol- from Perth, Australia

A startling picture about moral play in the times of the Old West, the film is not a character-based drama, since we hardly get to know any of the characters, but we understand their actions and importantly what makes them tick. The incident feels universal, as the same themes and ideas have application and relevance to justice and vengeance today. What is at the heart of the film is not confined to the western setting. It is intense viewing, aided by apt sets and realistic dust effects, and both Fonda and Morgan are effective in their roles. The rest of the cast generally have lighter characters, and therefore there is less that they can do. But it all comes well together overall. This is a film that well deserves its status as a classic.

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