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A Lawless Street (1955)

Passed  -  Western  -  15 December 1955 (USA)
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A Marshal must face unpleasant facts about his past when he attempts to run a criminal gang out of town.

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Marshal Calem Ware
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Tally Dickenson
Warner Anderson ...
Hamer Thorne
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Cora Dean
Wallace Ford ...
Dr. Amos Wynn
John Emery ...
Cody Clark
James Bell ...
Asaph Dean
Ruth Donnelly ...
Molly Higgins
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Harley Baskam
Don Megowan ...
Dooley Brion
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Mrs. Dingo Brion
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The marshal of Medicine Bend is tired and alone. Tired of killing to keep himself from being killed; alone because of an unspoken past disappointment. The realisation that someone in town is paying to have him killed and the arrival with a show troupe of the special someone from the past coincide to force more than one type of showdown. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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They were all running out at the same time ... his luck ... his bullets ... his woman ! See more »

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15 December 1955 (USA)  »

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Marshal of Medicine Bend  »

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Randolph Scott's stunt double in the bar fight with Dooley has noticeably darker hair without a trace of the salt-and-pepper running throughout the original's hair. See more »

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Marshal Calem Ware: Men, Cody Clark is buying drinks. He won all bets.
Cody Clark: That's right. Drinks are on the house...and everybody is welcomed!
Marshal Calem Ware: You can also take up a collection for burying Dingo. Add this
[money]
Marshal Calem Ware: to it.
Cody Clark: That's right nice of you Calem. Funny how a man softens to another when once he's killed him.
Marshal Calem Ware: I don't know about that. I'd do as much if it were your funeral.
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Marshal Randolph Scott fights lawlessness in Medicine Bend
27 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"A Lawless Street" is a solid b-western, directed by veteran Joseph H. Lewis, starring veteran Randolph Scott (who also helped produce the film), and supported by an extensive cast of Hollywood professionals.

The cast is amazing. Even if all the names are unfamiliar, their faces and voices are. Most people will know Wallace Ford. He's the town doctor and friend of Scott, always ready with counsel. Angela Lansbury is a traveling showgirl and singer, the wife of Scott. They've been separated for years, until she is booked into the town. Their love still burns bright, but will she move on or not, because she can't take the violence her husband attracts. Jean Parker, memorable from the 1944 "Bluebeard" is on hand as the wife of a rich rancher (James Bell); she's having an adulterous affair with businessman Warner Anderson. Anderson usually played doctors and military men, upright figures, but here he's very shady. He wants to get rid of Scott and take over the whole town, making money by re-opening the mines. He's in cahoots with John Emery, an actor with a distinctive voice who is memorable in the sci-fi "Kronos" (1957). This pair hires Michael Pate as the gunslinger to take out Scott. Pate has always been an actor in heavy demand. Let's not forget his role as a vampire in the West in "Curse of the Undead". Then, in smaller but notable parts, are Ruth Donnelly, the Warner Brothers veteran, and Jeanette Nolan. Last, there is a big guy named Dan Megowan who did quite a lot of TV work. Among his movie outings is "The Creature Walks Among Us" in which he played the Gill Man.

With a cast like this, it almost doesn't matter that we are watching yet another western. Westerns give us a comfort level and familiarity as a viewer. This one has no outside vistas of beauty. All the action is in and around the main street of the town, which becomes a lawless street. There's an adult western gloss to it, as we get into the characters. But this aspect is not overdone. Director Lewis does what he can to give us some interesting shots. No classic here, but one that I've returned to watch a second time. The people in it seem real and draw us in.


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