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The Law of 45's (1935)

Passed | | Western | 1 December 1935 (USA)
Lawyer Rontel has made Geologist Sheffield his prisoner and by power of attorney is using his money to buy the ranches of those driven off by his hired men. But when he goes after Hayden, ... See full summary »


John P. McCarthy (as John McCarthy)


William Colt MacDonald (novel), Robert Emmett Tansey (screenplay) (as Robert Emmett)

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Complete credited cast:
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Tuscon Smith (as Big Boy Williams)
Molly O'Day ... Joan Hayden
Al St. John ... Stoney Martin
Ted Adams ... Gordon Rontell
Lafe McKee ... Charlie Hayden
Fred Burns Fred Burns ... Sheriff Tom
Curley Baldwin Curley Baldwin ... Deputy Sheriff Bill
Martin Garralaga ... Joe Sanchez
Broderick O'Farrell ... Sir Henry Sheffield (as Roderick O'Farrell)
James Sheridan James Sheridan ... Toral (as Sherry Tansey)
Glenn Strange ... Henchman Monte (as Glen Strange)


Lawyer Rontel has made Geologist Sheffield his prisoner and by power of attorney is using his money to buy the ranches of those driven off by his hired men. But when he goes after Hayden, Tucson and Stoney arrive and things begin to change. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in New York City Monday 27 May 1946 on DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5), in St. Louis Saturday 17 January 1948 on KSD (Channel 5), and in Los Angeles Saturday 16 January 1950 on KFI (Channel 9). See more »


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When All Else Fails Reach For the Colt 45s
23 October 2010 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Guinn Williams who would later settle into a really nice career playing amiable lunkhead sidekicks with an occasional side trip to real villainy (check out Station West and The Glass Key for that)was in his earliest years a cowboy hero. Although not for any major studios. The Law Of 45s was made for a fly by night outfit called Normandy Pictures.

While he's pushing a herd of cattle Williams and sidekick Al St. John get themselves involved in a local range war in the Pecos Valley. Lawyer Ted Adams, an old hand at villainy in B westerns kidnaps geologist Broderick O'Farrell and forces him to sign a power of attorney. Than with money that O'Farrell has to negotiate with the ranchers, Adams terrorizes the ranchers until they sell to him outright. Of course he pretends to be their friend, just taking some jinxed property off their hands.

I never thought I'd see it, but Guinn Williams actually gets the girl in the person of Molly O'Day daughter of rancher Lafe McKee. Williams did a slew of these B westerns early in his career, but seeing this was a first for me.

Takes a bit of getting used to. Still The Law Of 45s even with that novelty is your typical B western, a bit flimsier in production values than most.

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