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A Lawless Street -- Randolph Scott stars as Marshal Coleen Wave, a lawman who moves from town to town in the Colorado Territory, ridding each of its outlaws.

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Director:
Writers:
Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)
Brad Ward (story)
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Release Date:
15 December 1955 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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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Ramshackle highlights See more (19 total) »

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)
Rudy Bowman ... Townsman (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Minor Role (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... Townsman (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)

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)
"My Gun Commands" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
78 min
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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:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #17621) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | 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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Ramshackle highlights, 10 September 2009
Author: whitec-3 from United States

Posters' reactions to A Lawless Street divide sharply between most who think it's a comfortable classic and a few who complain of its poor writing and flat acting. I'm a considerable Randolph Scott fan, and Angela Lansbury looks great in her tight period costumes, but there's little chemistry and their script doesn't help. The theme of civilizing the west is respectable, with the town as "beast" a fair metaphor, but aside from horses and drinking, the words don't become flesh as Columbia earns its rep as the cheap studio. The only interesting part of the writing is the names: Calem, Asaph, Harley. The score is strangely inappropriate, and the second half seems rushed compared to the building of character in the first half. The populous cast is of some talent and interest, but some characters look alike and appear after such long intervals that they're hard to tell apart. Still and all, Scott has the power of his generation to turn any part into his trademark character of integrity, and Angela seems like a visitor from another planet or studio.

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