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Deputy U. S. Marshal Jim Burke, stationed in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1886, follows the trail of four bank robbers and catches one of them, Manuel Jackson, when Manuel's horse goes lame. The other three, Slade, Clark and Martin, escape. Three years later Manuel is shot by Burke while attempting a prison break and, before he dies, Manuel reveals that his sister, Raquel, living in Prescott, knows the identity of his three bank-robber partners, now in Prescott using assumed names. Burke contacts Raquel who agrees to help him spot and capture the outlaws. Instead, she double-crosses Burke and attempts to blackmail the trio, one of whom, Slade, she is engaged to. As Burke and Sheriff Dave Wilson close in, Raquel and Slade plan to take the stolen money, kill Burke, Clark and Martin, and escape. In the showdown all the outlaws are killed, together with Raquel, shot by Clark as she attempts to rob Clark's safe. Written by
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The Fighting Lawman is directed by Thomas Carr and written by Dan Ullman. It stars Wayne Morris, Virginia Grey, John Kellogg, Harry Lauter, John Pickard, Rick Vallin and Myron Healey. Music is by Raoul Kraushaar and cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton.
Marshal Jim Burke (Morris) is working hard to put away four bank robbers but also finds one of the sisters of the men has designs on the stashed loot herself...
A brisk black and white Oater that has no pretensions to be anything other than a stock formula good versus evil story. It follows the standard procedures for such a production, a shoot-out is followed by a chase, which is followed by a fist-fight, then a murder, a chase, a shoot-out, a fist-fight and on it goes until good triumphs over evil. It's the sort of film where upon hearing from the Marshal that he has killed her brother, the sister is angry for about 30 seconds and then forgives said Marshal because he was just doing is job. The cast breeze through the lightweight script with smiles and sneers, though Grey scores well as the cunning female giving the boys a run for their money.
Feels more like a 40s Western than a 50s effort, but it's unassuming fluff and the Simi Valley exteriors make for a pleasing airy backdrop. 6/10
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