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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 »
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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 »
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Classically brilliant See more (132 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
Otto Lang .... third 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)
 
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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 | 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:
Sara Allgood was originally cast in the role of "Jennie 'Ma' Grier," but was replaced by Florence Bates. Bates was then injured in a horseback riding scene, necessitating her replacement by Jane Darwell, who appears in the finished film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Juan Martinez throws a knife that lands right next to Farnley's foot. If you look closely you can see a thin wire attached to the end of the knife, indicating that first the scene was filmed with the knife being jerked backwards by the wire, then the film was played in reverse, to give the desired illusion of the knife landing at Farnley's feet.See more »
Quotes:
Judge Daniel Tyler:One more word out of you, Smith, and I'll have you up for impeding the course of justice.
Jenny Grier:Judge, you can't impede what don't move anyway.
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Soundtrack:
Lonesome ValleySee more »

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33 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Classically brilliant, 12 August 2004
Author: MrBipp from Philly

This small, quiet western is big and loud when it comes to message. Beyond being a great film, written and directed brilliantly, with performances to match, it's a cautionary tale of the dangers of "group-think". Which we've all witnessed and been the victims of today in what happened with this misinformation amassed by the FBI and CIA in the War On Terror. A particularly brilliant scene is when henry Fonda reads a letter written by one of the men wrongly hanged at Ox Bow. The director obscures most of his face as he reads the letter so that the words of the soon-to-be dead man resound. The father/son relationship of two of the killers is so poignant. For an old-time western, this film is very today, very modern. The book which inspired the film is just as good. And the film is true to that book.

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