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Law and Order (1953)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 13 May 1953 (USA)
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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Frame Johnson
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Jeannie
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Kurt Durling
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Lute Johnson
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Maria
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Jimmy Johnson
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Fin Elder
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Denver Cahoon
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Jed
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Frank Durling
Wally Cassell ...
Durango Kid
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Judge Williams
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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 »

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Romance | Western

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13 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Vijf dagen schrikbewind  »

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1.37 : 1
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Even though another actor/future governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is better known for the line, Frame Johnson says "I'll be back" as he is leaving the office with Jeannie. See more »

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Durango Kid: Why didn't you shoot me when you had the chance?
Frame Johnson: I'm hired to keep the peace, not kill people.
Durango Kid: Seems like the two of them sort of go hand in hand.
Frame Johnson: At least you got the satisfaction of knowin' you'll get hung legal.
Durango Kid: That might be some satisfaction to you. But I can't help thinkin' you wind up dead either way.
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Wyatt Earp without the O.K. Corral
27 April 2004 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Law and Order is the story of Frame Johnson (Ronald Reagan) a town tamer who wants to retire. He has two brothers played by Alex Nicol and Russel Johnson who help him and a fiancee Dorothy Malone. Sounds familiar? Yes, it is Wyatt Earp all over again, but in the story of Wyatt there was the gunfight at the O.K. corral, which involved strategy, and also a lot of conflicting feelings from different factions.Here it is basically Reagan fighting a bandit called Durango Kid at the beginning,and then moving to another town where the bad guy is Preston Foster. There is a lot of action but a lack of anything else. Reagan, who was a good actor, and the excellent Dorothy Malone don't have much of a chance to show their feelings. Alex Nicol, with the collar of his jacket lifted, looks more like a model for a fashion magazine. But if your looking just for plain entertainment, this film is ok.


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