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The Lawless Nineties (1936)

Not Rated | | Western | 15 February 1936 (USA)
Federal agent John Tipton heads for Wyoming to supervise the vote on whether to join the Union. One group of locals is using dynamite to terrorize the populace and a local newspaper editor is killed.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Joseph F. Poland (screenplay) (as Joseph Poland), Joseph F. Poland (original story) (as Joseph Poland) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Wayne ... John Tipton
Ann Rutherford ... Janet Carter
Harry Woods ... Charles K. Plummer
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Major Carter (as George Hayes)
Al Bridge ... Steele
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Moses (as Snowflake)
Etta McDaniel ... Mandy Lou Schaefer
Tom Brower ... Marshal Bowen
Lane Chandler ... Bridger
Cliff Lyons ... Davis - Henchman
Jack Rockwell ... Smith
Al Taylor ... Red - Henchman
Charles King ... Hartley - Henchman
George Chesebro ... Green - Henchman
Tracy Layne Tracy Layne ... Belden
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Storyline

Federal Agents Tipton and Bridger have been sent to Wyoming where the vote on statehood is imminent. Plummer and his gang are out to make sure the vote fails. When Plummer's men kill Bridger, Tipton fights on. He sends fake telegrams that trap some of Plummer's men. Then he organizes the ranchers and on election day they descend on the town barricaded by Plummer's gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Western

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atromitos frouros See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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about what you'd expect from a John Wayne B-Movie
15 May 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film was a pretty entertaining film and being a B-film, it was over in under one hour. In other words, it accomplished its modest goals just fine. While this means that compared to other, A-films, the movie might seem awfully simplistic, it was simply meant as a second film on a double-bill. These second features were often made by lesser-name studios and featured lower budgets and actors/directors/writers who hadn't yet established themselves in Hollywood or couldn't make the jump to the higher-level films--hence, the name "B-Movie". For years, John Wayne did many Bs and this one is certainly better than most (such as his "Singing Sandy" and "Three Mesquiteers" films). It gets the job done and the acting, for Bs, is very good. By the way, the role of the Major was played by George Hayes--that's "Gabby" Hayes and wow does he look and sound different playing a more serious role!


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