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A Lawless Street (1955)

Approved | | Western | 15 December 1955 (USA)
A Marshal must face unpleasant facts about his past when he attempts to run a criminal gang out of town.

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers:

Kenneth Gamet (screenplay), Brad Ward (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Randolph Scott ... Marshal Calem Ware
Angela Lansbury ... Tally Dickenson
Warner Anderson ... Hamer Thorne
Jean Parker ... Cora Dean
Wallace Ford ... Dr. Amos Wynn
John Emery ... Cody Clark
James Bell ... Asaph Dean
Ruth Donnelly ... Molly Higgins
Michael Pate ... Harley Baskam
Don Megowan ... Dooley Brion
Jeanette Nolan ... Mrs. Dingo Brion
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Storyline

The marshal of Medicine Bend is tired and alone. Tired of killing to keep himself from being killed; alone because of an unspoken past disappointment. The realisation that someone in town is paying to have him killed and the arrival with a show troupe of the special someone from the past coincide to force more than one type of showdown. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Only the brave or crazy cross the lawless street ... or the Marshall of Medicine Bend ! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 December 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marshal of Medicine Bend See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Dingo's effects are presented to the Marshall in his office the holster rig and pistol are completely different from the rig shown in the closeup at the beginning of the film as Dingo rides into town. See more »

Quotes

Marshal Calem Ware: Men, Cody Clark is buying drinks. He won all bets.
Cody Clark: That's right. Drinks are on the house...and everybody is welcomed!
Marshal Calem Ware: You can also take up a collection for burying Dingo. Add this
[money]
Marshal Calem Ware: to it.
Cody Clark: That's right nice of you Calem. Funny how a man softens to another when once he's killed him.
Marshal Calem Ware: I don't know about that. I'd do as much if it were your funeral.
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Referenced in In Darkest Hollywood: Cinema and Apartheid (1993) See more »

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Angela lansbury................cant swallow
1 February 2016 | by rickdumesnil-55203See all my reviews

not a very bad western......predictable.....but fun to see Randolph Scott practically always in a good humour and looking good for his advancing age. the action is alright and the actors do their jobs....but i don't get Angela lansbury. in all her roles she ruins the movie for me I'm sorry but she doesn't pull my heart strings at all. yes luckily randy was in this film because i don't think i would have reached the end. i have 4 more Scott westerns to watch i hope they fare better than this one and Angela is not co starring or even a character actress. oh i forgot the atmosphere of the movie really passes well and the town is well depicted. maybe a few known character actors....gabby Hayes...Andy devine...Walter Brennan would have helped it get better


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