6.9/10
248
8 user 4 critic

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Law and Order (1953)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

New ranch owners Tucson, Stony, and Lullaby find their legal papers missing and cattle rustled. The culprit is Ogden and his stooge Deputy Glascow. When the trio fight back, Ogden brings in... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Harry Carey, Hoot Gibson, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Hell's Heroes (1929)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When three men rob a bank, a guard is killed and the three bandits escape into the desert where they lose their horses in a storm. Finding a woman who gives birth, they are made godfathers ... See full summary »

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Charles Bickford, Raymond Hatton, Fred Kohler
Red Canyon (1949)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young girl set out to tame a wild horse so she can enter him in a race.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Ann Blyth, Howard Duff, George Brent
Westbound (1959)
Certificate: Passed Action | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1864 Capt. John Hayes goes to Colorado to take over the stagecoach line and keep the flow of Western gold flowing and help the North win the Civil War.

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A beautiful woman with an ulterior motive hires two gunslingers to escort her through Indian territory so she can be reunited with her awaiting husband.

Director: Harry Keller
Stars: Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea, Joan O'Brien
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.

Director: James P. Hogan
Stars: Ellen Drew, John Howard, Akim Tamiroff
Gunsmoke (1953)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young gunslinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A former Bar 20 cowhand is now a cattle rancher and having trouble with rustlers. Hoppy and the Bar 20 gang ride in and surround the the bad guys. June Winters joins the posse and serves as the romantic partner for posse co-leader Lucky.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Andy Clyde, Brad King
Sandflow (1937)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two brothers who are at odds with neighboring ranchers find themselves in trouble when they are accused of murdering the local sheriff.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Buck Jones, Lita Chevret, Bob Kortman
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hoppy and new sidekick California Carlson head to California to help out Lucky Jenkins.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Andy Clyde
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You'll be thrilled to the core...by the fighting four! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Saint Johnson See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Version of Western Courage (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pretty good for an early western
20 September 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

Before you get excited, let me tell you that the 1932 film Law and Order has nothing to do with the television series in the 1990s. This type of law and order has to do with the Wild West, when there was none. Frequently, towns that were so overrun by bandits and criminals sent away for a deputy to "clean up" the town. In this film, Walter Huston is the new sheriff. Of course! He's always playing someone decent and honorable, except for the rare roles when he plays someone really mean.

Walter is supposed to be a real stand-up guy, but one scene in the film made me dislike his character. After a hanging sentence gets passed on a young Andy Devine, Andy starts to cry. Walter's way of cheering him up is to say, "Pull yourself together. You've got to act like a man now." Then, he tells Andy his will be the first legal hanging-as supposed to just a lynching by the angry mob-in the county, to get him excited for his own death! I was all set to dislike him for the rest of the movie, but it's not really possible to dislike Walter Huston, is it? He has a wonderful presence, an almost magical quality that makes you think every movie he's in was written for him.

As it turns out, that part of the movie was just to show how "by the books" his character is, so that when he finally gets to his last straw-and this is a Walter Huston movie, so you know he will-he'll really lose his temper. For an early western, this movie isn't that bad, and it has all the elements fans look for: shootouts, bad guys, death scenes, and saloons.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed