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Flame of the West (1945)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 25 June 1945 (USA)
John Poole, a lawman turned peace-loving doctor, refuses to use force to tame the lawless element of the town. Tom Nightlander, newly-appointed sheriff, who uses both his fists and guns ... See full summary »

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writers:

Adele Buffington (screenplay), Bennett Foster (original story)
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Complete credited cast:
Johnny Mack Brown ... Dr. John Poole
Raymond Hatton ... Add Youman
Joan Woodbury ... Poppy Rand
Douglass Dumbrille ... Marshal Tom Nightlander
Lynne Carver ... Abbie Compton
Tom Quinn ... Ed - Bartender
Harry Woods ... Wilson (as Harry Lewis Woods)
Ray Bennett ... Henchman Rocky (as Raphael Bennett)
Riley Hill ... Midland - Cowhand
Jack Ingram ... Slick - Henchman
John Merton ... Carl Compton
Jack Rockwell ... Bill Knott - Rancher
Steve Clark ... Hendricks - Rancher
Pee Wee King Pee Wee King ... Pee Wee - Band Leader
Golden West Cowboys Golden West Cowboys ... Saloon Musicians
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John Poole, a lawman turned peace-loving doctor, refuses to use force to tame the lawless element of the town. Tom Nightlander, newly-appointed sheriff, who uses both his fists and guns against the gangs is murdered in an ambush. Poole, realizing that actions speak louder than words, digs out his own guns from his medicine bag, and proceeds to clean out the law breakers and establish law and order in the towm. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SHE'S DARLING BUT DANGEROUS! (original poster-all caps) See more »


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Previewed at the studio on 10 May 1945 See more »

Soundtracks

Cripple Creek
Written by Pee Wee King
Performed by Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys
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Douglas Dumbrille Steals the Show
19 July 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Johnny Mack Brown is an ex-gunslinger-turned-doctor in a wide open town in this randomly-named western.

With a situation like that, you know from the git-go that it's going to end with him strapping on his old revolvers and taking out the bad guys, but director Lambert Hillyer -- long past his halcyon days directing William S. Hart -- runs this Destry-like plot entirely in a low key and with some surprising casting.

It is perennial screen villain Douglas Dumbrille who's the tough lawman who is hired to clean up the town, and he goes about it in a quiet, efficient manner. He has circuitous conversations with Brown about Joan Woodbury, the saloon singer with a heart of gold, about whom Dumbrille says "Did you ever know a woman you wanted to kill one minute and kiss the next?" All in all, it's a startlingly fine B western from Monogram.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flaming Frontiers See more »

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Monogram Pictures See more »
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