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Director:
Writers:
Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)
Brad Ward (story)
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Release Date:
15 December 1955 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They were all running out at the same time ... his luck ... his bullets ... his woman ! See more »
Plot:
A Marshal must face unpleasant facts about his past when he attempts to run a criminal gang out of town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Randolph Scott ... Marshal Calem Ware

Angela Lansbury ... Tally Dickenson
Warner Anderson ... Hamer Thorne

Jean Parker ... Cora Dean
Wallace Ford ... Dr. Amos Wynn
John Emery ... Cody Clark
James Bell ... Asaph Dean
Ruth Donnelly ... Molly Higgins

Michael Pate ... Harley Baskam
Don Megowan ... Dooley Brion

Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Dingo Brion
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Adamson ... Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
Harry Antrim ... Mayor Kent (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Rancher (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bob Burns ... Townsman (uncredited)
Don Carlos ... Juan Tobrez (uncredited)
John L. Cason ... Dean Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Edwin Chandler ... Minor Role (uncredited)

G. Pat Collins ... Gambler (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
George DeNormand ... Barfly (uncredited)

Richard Farnsworth ... Townsman (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Ferguson ... Abe Deland (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Leonard P. Geer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Hagney ... Dingo Brion (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Spectator in Opera Box (uncredited)
Reed Howes ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Kenny ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Barfly (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jay Lawrence ... Townsman (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard ... Townsman at Stage Coach (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Fight Spectator (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Townsman in Front Row (uncredited)
Artie Ortego ... Townsman (uncredited)
Peter Ortiz ... Hiram Hayes (uncredited)
Jack Parker ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Perrin ... Townsman (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Bartender (uncredited)
Jerry Schumacher ... Barfly (uncredited)

Guy Teague ... Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Tornek ... Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... Tony Cabillo - Barber (uncredited)
Wally West ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... Mr. Willis (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joseph H. Lewis 
 
Writing credits
Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)

Brad Ward (story)

Produced by
Harry Joe Brown .... producer
Randolph Scott .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
 
Cinematography by
Ray Rennahan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Havlick 
 
Art Direction by
George Brooks 
 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Abby Singer .... assistant director (as Abner E. Singer)
 
Sound Department
Frank Goodwin .... sound
John P. Livadary .... recording supervisor (as John Livadary)
John P. Livadary .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
George DeNormand .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Lally .... stunts (uncredited)
Guy Teague .... stunt double: Randolph Scott (uncredited)
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Sawtell .... conductor
 
Other crew
Jerry Antes .... choreography
David Breen .... assistant to producer
Henri Jaffa .... Technicolor color consultant
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Marshal of Medicine Bend" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
78 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Spain:T | Sweden:15 | UK:U (original rating) (passed with cuts) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #17621) | West Germany:12 (nf)

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Goofs:
Continuity: When Dingo's effects are presented to the Marshall in his office the holster rig and pistol are completely different from the rig shown in the closeup at the beginning of the film as Dingo rides into town.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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Marshal Randolph Scott fights lawlessness in Medicine Bend, 27 May 2014
Author: msroz from United States

"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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