Law and Order (1953)


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The first film version of W.R. Burnett's novel Saint Johnson was filmed as Law and Order in 1932. Essentially an all-names-changed retelling of the Wyatt Earp legend, the film scored on its humanity and restraint. The 1953 remake eschewed the shadings and subtleties of the original in favor of a traditional shoot-em-up, replete with gratuitous violence. Ronald Reagan stars as the Earp counterpart this time, who has sworn to bring criminal Preston S. Foster to justice. The original Law and Order … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Romance, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Vernel Bagneris, Inez Cocke, Daniel D. Beauchamp, John Bagni
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On DVD: May 6, 2003
Universal Studios Home Video



as Frame Johnson

as Jeannie Bristow

as Kurt Durling

as Frank Durling

as Jimmy Johnson

as Lute Johnson

as Fin Elder

as Denver Cahoon

as Johnny Benton

as Judge Williams

as Card Player

as Wingett

as Ben Wiley

as Durango

as Stranger

as Allie Marshall

as Land Agent

as Mexican Man

as Horseman

as Card Player

as Stable Boy

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as Lynch Mob Member
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Ronald Reagan doesn't make it as an actor.

Full Review… | January 18, 2004
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