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Law and Order (1953)

 -  Western  -  13 May 1953 (USA)
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Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Frame Johnson
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Jeannie
Preston Foster ...
Kurt Durling
Alex Nicol ...
Luther 'Lute' Johnson
Ruth Hampton ...
Maria Durling
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Jimmy Johnson
Barry Kelley ...
Sheriff Fin Elder
Chubby Johnson ...
Denver Cahoon
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Jed
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Frank Durling
Wally Cassell ...
Richard Garrick ...
Judge Williams
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Storyline

Having cleaned up Tombstone, marshal Frame Johnson quits after an attempted lynching, and hopes to settle down on a ranch near Cottonwood with his sweetheart Jeannie. Before he can do so, it looks like he may have to clean up Cottonwood too. But how great a sacrifice will he make for law and order? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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From Dodge City to Tombstone...His Guns Were The Only Law! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

13 May 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cinq jours de terreur  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

The film is set in 1882. There is a scene in the kitchen of the Durling home where a large cylinder machine is playing a recording. The name "Edison" is printed in flowing script on the front of the machine. However, the Edison Phonograph Company was not in existence yet. It was formed on October 8, 1887. See more »

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Jeannie: [to Frame Johnson] You're big and you're ugly and you're stupid, and I happen to be in love with you.
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Pallid remake
1 October 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Even with technicolor and location shooting, the remake of the classic western Law and Order with Walter Huston pales in comparison. Ronald Reagan just isn't Walter Huston, he doesn't create the singleminded purpose of Huston's Frame Johnson. Reagan's forte is affability, it doesn't translate well here.

Frame Johnson and his two brothers, played by Alex Nicol and Russell Johnson, leave Tombstone where Johnson is marshal because Johnson is tired of it. They go to Contention, but the problems of lawlessness are rampant there. Corrupt sheriff Barry Kelley and town boss Preston Foster pretty much run things their way. The decent citizens call on Reagan and the brothers to help out. Brother Alex Nicol does and is killed. You can figure the rest out.

The film does have the always lovely presence of Dorothy Malone, three years away from her Oscar in Written on the Wind. Dorothy was first noticed as the bookstore proprietess who catches Humphrey Bogart's eye in The Big Sleep. She did mostly westerns after that, usually as the nice girl in gingham that the hero gets. Good thing someone saw she had more going for her than that. Here she's a reluctant saloon owner, her old man left her the place and she runs it to earn a living. Girl's gotta do, what a girl's gotta do.

And of course you would have to be blind and ignorant of any kind of western history not to notice the obvious parallels between this film and any and all films with Wyatt Earp as the central character.


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