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Law of the Lash (1947)

Approved | | Western | 28 February 1947 (USA)
U.S. marshal goes undercover to clean up a town run by bandits.


Ray Taylor


William L. Nolte (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Lash La Rue ... Cheyenne Davis (as Al 'Lash' La Rue)
Al St. John ... Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Lee Roberts ... Henchman Lefty
Mary Scott ... Jane Hilton
Jack O'Shea ... Gang Leader Decker, aka Dude Bracken
Charles King ... Sheriff Rand
Carl Mathews Carl Mathews ... Henchman Blackie
Matty Roubert ... Henchman Peewee
John Elliott ... Dad Hilton
Slim Whitaker ... Henchman Bart (as Charles Whitaker)
Ted French ... Henchman Smitty
Richard Cramer ... Jake, the Bartender


When Decker's gang holds up a stage, henchman Lefty takes a lady's rings. Later lefty accidentally exposes the rings buying ammunition and Cheyenne sees them. When Lefty tries to shoot Cheyenne he is captured. Now Cheyenne wants the rest of the gang and their leader. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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[first lines]
Fuzzy Q. Jones: Hey, here's an empty sack and here's a list of what to put in it.
Marshal Cheyenne Davis: Fuzzy, your list is just like a letter; it always starts out the same.
Fuzzy Q. Jones: Oh, you mean sort of, "Dear Sir"?
Marshal Cheyenne Davis: No - six plugs of chewin' tobacco.
Fuzzy Q. Jones: Well, I gotta have some kind of stimulant.
Marshal Cheyenne Davis: Don't I know you, you old buzzard. But if those hills come through with what I think they will, we'll both have all the stimulant we want. And it won't be tobacco.
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Grade A 'B' western
18 August 2010 | by morrisonhimselfSee all my reviews

When I found a free download of "Law of the Lash" I was happy. I had watched a movie of that title many years ago at a film festival in San Diego, and it was one of the most exciting movies I had ever seen.

There was lots of action, especially of Lash and his whip.

Watching it today, I discovered this film was not the same one. It has far less whip action, but there is an attention to detail by both director Ray Taylor and writer William L. Nolte that merits a very high rating.

Sound effects are also very good.

Al St. John was a great cowboy and probably the best of the intendedly funny side-kicks. Be sure to watch for him scratching his foot in this movie. His last scene, though, could have been edited out.

Lash LaRue actually could act, and he shows it here.

Perhaps most fascinating of all, everybody's favorite villain, Charles King, gets to play a good guy, a sheriff even!

So it's not "Gone With the Wind," it's a great 'B' western.

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28 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuzzy, Räuber und Banditen See more »

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