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The Lawless (1950)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  1 June 1950 (USA)
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A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Macdonald Carey ...
Larry Wilder
Gail Russell ...
Sunny Garcia
Johnny Sands ...
Joe Ferguson (as John Sands)
Lee Patrick ...
Jan Dawson
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Ed Ferguson
Lalo Rios ...
Paul Rodriguez
Maurice Jara ...
Lopo Chavez
Walter Reed ...
Jim Wilson
Herbert Anderson ...
Jonas Creel (as Guy Anderson)
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Mrs. Rodriguez
William Edmunds ...
Mr. Jensen
Gloria Winters ...
Mildred Jensen
John Davis ...
Harry Pawling
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Caroline Tyler
Frank Fenton ...
Mr. Prentiss
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Former big city newsman Larry Wilder is tired of fighting the powers that be and just wants to enjoy his new life as a small-town newspaper editor. He thinks his bucolic new home will provide him with an easy and unconflicted life. But when a young Latino farmworker is goaded into a fight by racist rich boys, Wilder finds himself the only white citizen of the town willing to stand up for the boy's rights. He joins with Sunny Garcia, a staffer for a small weekly newspaper for the Hispanic workers, in trying to see justice done and possibly to save a life. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The movie debut of 1950's teen idol Tab Hunter. See more »

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Sunny Garcia: I met you years ago.
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1 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Slightly wobbly but very well-intentioned drama of anti-Mexican bigotry in central California, and the media's cynical pandering to the ignorant's basest fears. With its timeless (and timely) themes, and with quite a few fine performances, It's too bad this early Joseph Losey film is not better known.

I repeat: Slightly wobbly but very well-intentioned drama of anti-Mexican bigotry in central California, and the media's cynical pandering to the ignorant's basest fears. With its timeless (and timely) themes, and with quite a few fine performances, It's too bad this early Joseph Losey film is not better known.


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