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Law and Order (1932)

Passed | | Western | 1 March 1932 (USA)
A lawman sets out to tame Tombstone, Arizona.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

W.R. Burnett (novel) (as William R. Burnett), John Huston (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Walter Huston ... Frame 'Saint' Johnson
Harry Carey ... Ed Brandt
Russell Hopton ... Luther Johnson
Raymond Hatton ... Deadwood
Ralph Ince ... Poe Northrup
Harry Woods ... Walt Northrup
Richard Alexander ... Kurt Northrup
Russell Simpson ... Judge R.W. Williams
Andy Devine ... Johnny Kinsman
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Traveling west, former peace officer Frame Johnson and his three friends arrive in Tombstone, a lawless town controlled by the three Northrup brothers. Preceded by his reputation, the town Council tries to get him to take the job of Marshal. He says he will not wear a badge again but seeing the ruthless Northrup murders he accepts. After a killing on both sides, although outnumbered, Johnson and his two remaing friends head to the OK Corral for a shoot out with the two remaining Northrups and their men. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Thrilling epic of lawless Tombstone days See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saint Johnson See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Anyone familiar with the Star Trek episode "Arena" (the one with the battle between Kirk and the Gorn) and the film "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey" will recognize the distinctive rock formation that Walter Huston and his group ride past at the beginning of the film: it is located in Vasquez Rocks Park. See more »

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Version of Wild West Days (1937) See more »

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A classic "Shoot 'em up"
19 April 2003 | by Cutter-2See all my reviews

If you are old enough to remember the "oaters" from television in the '50s, this is one that you wish you had seen. A thinly vieled "Gunfight at the OK Corral" 25 years before the fact with few words, much action and as the shorts used to say "blazing guns". No gratuitous shootimg here. All the bad guys deserved it.


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