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A Lawless Street (1955)

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

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Cast

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Marshal Calem Ware
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Tally Dickenson
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Hamer Thorne
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Cora Dean
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Dr. Amos Wynn
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Cody Clark
James Bell ...
Asaph Dean
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Molly Higgins
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Harley Baskam
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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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Only the brave or crazy cross the lawless street ... or the Marshall of Medicine Bend ! See more »

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15 December 1955 (USA)  »

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Marshal of Medicine Bend  »

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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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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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