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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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Storyline

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

Vitaphone production reel #1375A. 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

Features Dodge City (1939) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
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Music by Stephen Foster
Played during the opening credits
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Disappointing

This western short starts promisingly, with a rather generous (for the time) view of the Indians. However, once Malone shows up as a pistol-packing daughter of a murdered sheriff looking for payback, it goes downhill. This is because she's portrayed as a complete ninny who is incredibly inept, and the Jim Blake character treats her in the most patronizing and sexist fashion (often for "humorous" effect). Also, the film feels like a Reader's Digest version of a longer film, since every scene is linked to the next by lengthy voiceovers, interrupting any momentum it might try to generate from its standard action setpieces (train heist, saloon brawl, etc.). What a waste of Malone!


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