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Law and Order (1953)

Approved | | Western | 14 September 1953 (UK)
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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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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The story of Frame Johnson... last of the great shooting marshals! See more »

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14 September 1953 (UK)  »

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Vijf dagen schrikbewind  »

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$1,000,000, 31 December 1953
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Ronald Reagan was known as the Law and Order president due in part to him starring in this film and his political positions. See more »

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Frame Johnson: I bought a ranch in Cottonwood. I need help with the plowing.
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Mediocre B-western, Malone makes the best of it
20 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Merely serviceable B western with no special moments or performances. Reagan plays a hired gun trying to settle down to a life as a rancher who must take up the marshall's badge to clean up his new town after one of his brothers is killed. Malone is the woman he falls for.

Strictly an attempt to replicate Randolph Scott's success in similar vehicles, but with so-so results.


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