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Adele Buffington (screenplay)
Bennett Foster (story)
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Release Date:
25 June 1945 (USA) See more »
LAW COMES TO THE FLAMING FRONTIER!...where gun-law is the only LAW!
John Poole, a lawman turned peace-loving doctor, refuses to use force to tame the lawless element of the town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Solid B Western See more (1 total) »


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Johnny Mack Brown ... Dr. John Poole
Raymond Hatton ... Ad Newsome

Joan Woodbury ... Poppy Rand

Douglass Dumbrille ... Marshal Tom Nightlander
Lynne Carver ... Abbie Compton
Tom Quinn ... Bartender Ed
Harry Woods ... Wilson (as Harry Lewis Woods)
Ray Bennett ... Henchman Rocky (as Raphael Bennett)
Riley Hill ... Cowhand Midland
Jack Ingram ... Henchman Slick
John Merton ... Carl Compton
Jack Rockwell ... Rancher Bill Knott
Steve Clark ... Rancher Hendricks
Pee Wee King ... Band Leader Pee Wee
Golden West Cowboys ... Saloon Musicians
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hank Bell ... Hank (uncredited)
Roy Bucko ... Barfly (uncredited)
Horace B. Carpenter ... Pop (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Slim (uncredited)
Dick Dickinson ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Driscoll ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bob Duncan ... Henchman Sam (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Barfly (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... Barfly (uncredited)
Frank King ... Member - Golden West Cowboys (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Townsman (uncredited)
Pierce Lyden ... Red River (uncredited)
Ted Mapes ... Toby Grissum (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Wagon Driver (uncredited)
Frank McCarroll ... Henchman (uncredited)
Lew Morphy ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Croupier (uncredited)
Fox O'Callahan ... Townsman (uncredited)
Bud Osborne ... Pircell (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Biff King (uncredited)
Hal Price ... Townsman (uncredited)
George Sowards ... Townsman (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Townswoman (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Saloon Brawler (uncredited)

Directed by
Lambert Hillyer 
Writing credits
Adele Buffington (screenplay)

Bennett Foster (story)

Produced by
Scott R. Dunlap .... producer
Cinematography by
Harry Neumann 
Film Editing by
Dan Milner 
Art Direction by
E.R. Hickson 
Set Decoration by
Vin Taylor 
Production Management
Bobby Ray .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eddie Davis .... assistant director
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound recording engineer
Ted Mapes .... stunts (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank McCarroll .... stunts (uncredited)
Fox O'Callahan .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Harry Bourne .... wardrobe
Music Department
Frank Sanucci .... musical director

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71 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #10794)

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Solid B Western, 15 September 2001
Author: Don W from Long Island Motor Parkway

This is really quite a solid B western. Johnny Mack does not dominate the movie, as with many B westerns, where the hero is on screen every moment in every scene. He's very laid back here, & that's good for the movie. Douglass Dumbrille as Sheriff Tom Nightlander is excellent. He's introduced in the movie as kind of a Wyatt Earp character, maybe a little too happy with his gun, or is he? We get to decide for ourselves as we watch him in action. Joan Woodbury as Poppy Rand is delightful. She walks with a Mae West swagger & has a good comedic touch (although she's not the equal of Mae by any means). I've seen Joan twice before. Her first credited role was in `Eagle's Brood' (the second Hopalong Cassidy movie) although she was credited as `Nana Martin' in that film. I saw her again in `Rogues' Tavern' (1936), where she played a bizarre role & was mostly window decoration. Her roles in those two movies were not very significant, so I was surprised to see the extent of her part in this movie & even more surprised to see how convincing she was in the part of a loose saloon girl here. There are many other well known faces & voices in this film, good actors who have played character roles in movies without anyone remembering their names. It all adds up to a good, enjoyable film, perhaps Johnny Mack's best. I rate it 8/10.

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