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Law of the Lash (1947)

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U.S. marshal goes undercover to clean up a town run by bandits.



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Complete credited cast:
Lash La Rue ...
Cheyenne Davis (as Al 'Lash' La Rue)
Al St. John ...
Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Lee Roberts ...
Henchman Lefty
Mary Scott ...
Jane Hilton
Jack O'Shea ...
Gang Leader Decker, aka Dude Bracken
Charles King ...
Sheriff Rand
Carl Mathews ...
Henchman Blackie
Matty Roubert ...
Henchman Peewee
John Elliott ...
Dad Hilton
Henchman Bart (as Charles Whitaker)
Ted French ...
Henchman Smitty
Richard Cramer ...
Jake, the Bartender
Buster Slaven ...
Sam - the Grocery Salesman (as Brad Slaven)


When Decker's gang holds up a stage, henchman Lefty takes a lady's rings. Later lefty accidentally exposes the rings buying ammunition and Cheyenne sees them. When Lefty tries to shoot Cheyenne he is captured. Now Cheyenne wants the rest of the gang and their leader. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

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Release Date:

28 February 1947 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Fuzzy Q. Jones: Hey, here's an empty sack and here's a list of what to put in it.
Marshal Cheyenne Davis: Fuzzy, your list is just like a letter; it always starts out the same.
Fuzzy Q. Jones: Oh, you mean sort of, "Dear Sir"?
Marshal Cheyenne Davis: No - six plugs of chewin' tobacco.
Fuzzy Q. Jones: Well, I gotta have some kind of stimulant.
Marshal Cheyenne Davis: Don't I know you, you old buzzard. But if those hills come through with what I think they will, we'll both have all the stimulant we want. And it won't be tobacco.
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Lash doesn't come off to best advantage in this movie
17 January 2000 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Most critics pick other Lash LaRue movies as his best; I picked this one to watch mostly because the title appealed to me. Lash is a decent actor, & so is his sidekick, Al "Fuzzy" St. John, whose acting credits go back to the Fatty Arbuckle period. I want to like Lash, because he looks & sounds like my favorite actor, Humphrey Bogart, but Lash doesn't come off to best advantage in this movie. He looks downright silly running around with a bullwhip in his hand, chasing down bad guys with guns! No matter how much noise he makes, he always seems to be able to sneak up on the bad guys before they can accurately fire their guns. I like Fuzzy's character, because he provides some comedy without being too moronic, & he does have credibility as a western character (he can ride & shoot well). If you'd like to see Lash in a better film, try "In Old Wyoming," a film he "stole" from its star (Eddie Dean). Lash is much more enjoyable there, also playing the Cheyenne Kid.

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