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Gun Law Justice (1949)

Approved | | Western | 13 March 1949 (USA)
Jimmy Wakely befriends Hank Cardigan, a former outlaw who has served his sentence and wants to go straight. Jimmy, after clearing Hank of a wrongful shooting charge, helps him get a job as ... See full summary »

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writer:

Basil Dickey (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Wakely ... Jimmy Wakely
Dub Taylor ... Cannonball (as Cannonball Taylor)
Jane Adams ... Jane Darnton
Lee Phelps Lee Phelps ... Hank Cardigan
John James ... Tom Cardigan
I. Stanford Jolley ... Duke Corliss
Myron Healey ... Jensen
Edmund Cobb ... Sheriff
Bob Woodward ... Bob Davis
Bob Curtis Bob Curtis ... Slim Craig
Carol Henry ... Bert
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Storyline

Jimmy Wakely befriends Hank Cardigan, a former outlaw who has served his sentence and wants to go straight. Jimmy, after clearing Hank of a wrongful shooting charge, helps him get a job as an express messenger. Hank drives off some bandits in an attempted hold-up, but recognizes his son Tom as one of the bandits. A later robbery is blamed on Hank but Jimmy and his sidekick Cannonball Taylor bring in the real culprits and clear Hank's name. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Fast Fists A-Flyin'! Hot Lead A-Slingin'!... and Jimmy Wakely A-Singin'!

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1949 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Jimmy Wakely: My grandpa used to tell me that a lock of a woman's hair makes the strongest rope in the world.
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Soundtracks

Rose Of Old Santa Fe
Written by Foy Willing
Sung by Jimmy Wakely with Ray Whitley and Shelby Atchinson
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Late Singing Cowboy Western
27 October 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Lee Phelps has served his prison sentence and wants to go straight. However, the local bad men want him back in the fold. Only Jimmy Wakely and his sidekick, Dub Taylor are around to get him a job and prove that he is being framed.

It's the last year of singing-cowboy stardom for Jimmy Wakely, "The Bing Crosby of Country & Western Music." He came late the the movie genre. He entered movies in 1940 as a band member in various westerns, and got his starring break in 1944. After about 45 vehicles, he appeared in a few more in support and went back to musical work.

In this one, he has his usual director, the reliable Lambert Hillyer, whose western direction went back to William S. Hart features. The result is pleasant oater with some decent musical interludes.


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