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Frontier Days (1945)

Approved | | Short, Action, History | 8 December 1945 (USA)
U.S. Marshal Clay Stacy brings law and order to a frontier community terrorized by an old Nemesis.

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Marshal Jim Blake
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Martha Mercer
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Clay Stacy
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Indian Affairs agent Jim Blake captures a band of thieves and rustlers preying on the buffalo herds of the Kansas plains, and the Indians, and has them sent to jail, with the gang-leader, Clay Stacy, vowing vengeance. Later,Blake resigns his government position with the intent of becoming a rancher. But he is asked to become a U. S. Marshal and clean up a town that is now being terrorized by the same gang he had sent to prison. His hardest opposition comes from Martha Mercer, who has taken over the job after the former sheriff, her father, was killed by the gang. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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8 December 1945 (USA)  »

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Technicolor Specials (1945-1946 season) #1: Frontier Days  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included on the 2008 Warner DVD of San Antonio (1945) See more »

Quotes

Marshal Jim Blake: [to Martha] Why don't you know enough to let a man do a man's job, and you women stick to your kitchen chores?
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Connections

Edited into My Country 'Tis of Thee (1950) See more »

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Little Brown Jug
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Written by Joseph Winner
Played at the saloon
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At least, Robert Shayne didn't have to waste time explaining away his accent.

Which is what Errol Flynn usually spent 10 minutes doing in each of his westerns explaning how he acquired his accent while "punching caws down on the Rye-Ohh-Gran-dee", including 1939's "Dodge City" which is where most of the footage (of any value or had more than two people in the scene) of this 1945 short came from. Of course, it's disjointed and choppy; one can't stuff 90 minutes of film into a 20 minute bag without the use of a narrator. For those who have lots of time to waste, then watch "Frontier Days" and "Dodge City" and match up costumes and scenes. Hey, no big deal, just one of those things Warners used to peddle to the exhibitors for filler. The only complaint here is that they didn't just use the whole 20 minutes with the camera on Dorothy Malone showing just how a two-sizes too-small western shirt should be worn.


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