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The Fighting Deputy (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Western | 5 December 1937 (USA)
The Sheriff and his deputies are after Scar Adams. Scar is the brother of Alice Denton, the girl Deputy Tom plans to marry, and when the Sheriff is wounded she makes Tom refuse the job of ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Bennett Cohen (original story) (as Bennet Cohen), William Lively (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Scott ... Tom Bentley
Phoebe Logan Phoebe Logan ... Alice Denton
Al St. John ... Fuzzy
Marjorie Beebe ... Peaches
Charles King ... Scar Adams - aka Jim Denton
Frank LaRue ... Sheriff Bentley
Eddie Holden Eddie Holden ... Axel
Lafe McKee ... Frank Denton (as Frank McKee)
Jack C. Smith Jack C. Smith ... Jed (as Jack Smith)
Jack Evans ... Shorty - Henchman
James Sheridan James Sheridan ... Buck - Henchman (as Sherry Tansey)
White King White King ... Tom's Horse (as White King the Wonder Horse)
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Storyline

The Sheriff and his deputies are after Scar Adams. Scar is the brother of Alice Denton, the girl Deputy Tom plans to marry, and when the Sheriff is wounded she makes Tom refuse the job of Sheriff. But when Scar kills his father, Tom puts on the badge and takes out after him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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sheriff | murder | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Western

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Spectrum Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in Chicago Saturday 1 May 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), in New York City Wednesday 28 July 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), and in Los Angeles Tuesday 20 September 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Alice Denton: He's as stubborn as a new boot.
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Soundtracks

Yellow Mellow Moon
by June Hershey and Don Swander
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Why We Fight
26 January 2006 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Fighting Deputy is a pretty standard and tame western which has a high body count (3 at least) which is surprising for a movie such as this. Scar Adams (because, yes, he has a scar) is tearing the wild west apart! While the Sheriff is on the look-out for Scar and his gang, the Sheriff's son wants no part of his dad's job, that is, until Dad meets an unfortunate demise.. Oh no1 What is he to do!?? This film is okay I guess, somewhat dry and slow in some places, but Fred Scott is fun to watch in that dopey kind of way. Plus, he sings two ridiculous songs, while his girlfriend tries in vain to keep up with her air-guitaring. Bonus points: Ricochet sound effects!


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