A Lawless Street (1955)

Approved  |   |  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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Complete credited cast:
Marshal Calem Ware
Tally Dickenson
Warner Anderson ...
Hamer Thorne
Cora Dean
Dr. Amos Wynn
John Emery ...
Cody Clark
James Bell ...
Asaph Dean
Ruth Donnelly ...
Molly Higgins
Harley Baskam
Don Megowan ...
Dooley Brion
Mrs. Dingo Brion


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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Release Date:

15 December 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marshal of Medicine Bend  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When bad guy Harley Baskam is preparing to face the marshal for the second time, from a rear view he has on both gloves, but when the camera cuts to his front, one glove is off his right hand. See more »


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
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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The right people make the law.
23 January 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Classic western. A marshal(Randolph Scott)finds himself tired of taming the beast. A hired gunman(Michael Pate)is hired by businessmen(Warner Anderson and John Emery)to "take care of" the lawman so corruption can run the town. Plenty of action and strong supporting cast featuring: Jean Parker, Don Megowan, Wallace Ford and Angela Lansbury as the winsome showgirl. Pate as the gloved gunman practically steals the show. The stoic Scott proves why he has top billing.

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