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Dodge City (1939)

Approved | | Western | 8 April 1939 (USA)
A Texas cattle agent witnesses first hand, the brutal lawlessness of Dodge City and takes the job of sheriff to clean the town up.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writer:

Robert Buckner (original screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Errol Flynn ... Wade Hatton
Olivia de Havilland ... Abbie Irving
Ann Sheridan ... Ruby Gilman
Bruce Cabot ... Jeff Surrett
Frank McHugh ... Joe Clemens
Alan Hale ... Algernon 'Rusty' Hart
John Litel ... Matt Cole
Henry Travers ... Dr. Irving
Henry O'Neill ... Col. Dodge
Victor Jory ... Yancey
William Lundigan ... Lee Irving
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Tex Baird
Bobs Watson ... Harry Cole
Gloria Holden ... Mrs. Cole
Douglas Fowley ... Munger
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Storyline

Dodge City. A wide-open cattle town run by Jeff Surrett. Even going on a children's Sunday outing is not a safe thing to do. What the place needs is a fearless honest Marshal. A guy like Wade Hatton, who helped bring the railroad in. It may not help that he fancies Abbie Irving, who won't have anything to do with him since he had to shoot her brother. But that's the West. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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It's Errol Flynn In His Greatest Role . . . A picture for every red-blooded son and daughter of the stars and stripes ! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esclavos del oro See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Sunday 19 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), in Salt Lake City Wednesday 17 October 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in San Diego CA Sunday 28 October 1956 on KFSD (Channel 10), in Phoenix Tuesday 20 November 1956 on KPHO (Channel 5),and in Los Angeles Sunday 2 December 1956 on KTLA (Channel 5). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were still in B&W. Most viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. In Honolulu it enjoyed its first colorcast Thursday 19 September 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13); in Philadelphia it was first aired in B&W Wednesday 9 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), and, after repeated B&W showings, finally offered a colorcast presentation Wednesday 6 January 1960. See more »

Goofs

Lee Irving fires his six-shooter revolver eight times without reload it. See more »

Quotes

Tex Baird: I decided to go back to Texas.
Rusty Hart: What for?
Tex Baird: Oh, I don't know. This place is getting too big and calm and peaceful-like.
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Featured in Hollywood and the Stars: They Went That-a-way (1963) See more »

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I'se Gwine Back to Dixie
(1874) (uncredited)
Written by Charles A. White
Played in the saloon and sung by Ann Sheridan
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Western With An Excellent Pace
1 November 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1866, Kansas, the American civil war has just finished and the armies disbanded. The building of the West begins, and in 1872, the new city of Dodge City is ruled by violence and shootings. The Irishman Wade Hatton (Errol Flynn) is a man adapted to these days and presently is conducting a group of pioneers, including Abbie Irving (Olivia de Havilland) and her reckless brother, to Dodge City. Once in the city, Wade is invited to be the local sheriff, and an incident makes him accept the position. He tries to clean up the cattle town, ruled by the powerful outlaw Jeff Surrett (Bruce Cabot) and his gang, with the support of the decent local people.

"Dodge City" is a western with an excellent pace. The athletic Errol Flynn is excellent in the role of a fair man, and Olivia de Havilland is very beautiful. The story has no plot point and is very conventional, but there are good scenes, such as the dispute between the future and the past, symbolized by the race between the train and the stagecoach and the fight in the saloon. I like, but I am not a great fan of western movies; however, "Dodge City" is a great entertainment. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Dodge City"


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