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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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Storyline

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 »

Quotes

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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"Hey, Doc, the marshal just killed Dingo!"
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Marshal Randolph Scott is the only thing standing between the town of Medicine Bend and lawlessness. Corrupt businessmen in town hire gunmen to get Scott out of the way. Meanwhile, Scott's estranged wife Angela Lansbury shows up, having left him years before due to his violent lifestyle.

Scott and Lansbury are fine. Solid support from Wallace Ford, Jeanette Nolan, and Michael Pate. One of Jean Parker's last movies. She's reduced to a minor part as a married woman having an affair with one of the villains. Predictable western. A couple of nice action scenes. Nothing special but a decent time-passer. Ending is pretty flat.


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