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Law of the West (1949)

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With the railroad coming, Nixon is after the ranchers land. Using a stooge land agent, his method is to claim the person they bought their ranches from never had title to the land and their... See full summary »

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Federal Agent Johnny Mack
Max Terhune ...
Alibi Jenkins
Bill Kennedy ...
Land Agent Dan Nixon
Jack Ingram ...
Henry Burke
Riley Hill ...
Charley Lane
Eddie Parker ...
Henchman Big Mike
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Henchman Drago
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Frank Stevens
Gerry Pattison ...
Tennessee Lane
James Harrison ...
Sheriff Al Simpson
Bud Osborne ...
Rancher Jed
Steve Clark ...
Barry Lane
Bob Woodward ...
Henchman Spence
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With the railroad coming, Nixon is after the ranchers land. Using a stooge land agent, his method is to claim the person they bought their ranches from never had title to the land and their deeds are worthless. Fereral Agent Johnny Mack arrives posing as a gunman. He is quickly onto the henchman and Land Agent and eventually suspects Nixon is the big boss. But he needs the help of ventriloquist Alibi to bring them in. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Range Pirates Walk The Plank... when Johnny's guns start laying down the law!

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20 February 1949 (USA)  »

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Excellent western
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was actually my favorite western movie. It had beautiful imagery and conveyed a story that was similar to what Westerns had to face during the times when small groups of people moved west to start a new life and forget about everything that was East. They invented their own ways of life and stayed strayed from decency that was prevalent in the East. They had to face Indian raids, cattle thieves or 'rustlers' and no protection from the law. The main character of this movie was Johnny Mack, who thought that what Nixon was doing was wrong because Nixon claimed the ranchers had no right to the land. This was definitely a problem in the west as well, Federal Agents from the east would take land away and claim it for themselves, which was unfair but it was the law to do this and in the West, if you didn't like a law, you could use your gun to restore your rights.


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