Law and Order (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

Law and Order (1953)

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Ronald Reagan plays Wyatt Earp in all but name in this Technicolor Western from Universal International. Having cleaned up the once lawless town of Tombstone, Frame Johnson Reagan and his two younger brothers, Lute (Alex Nicol) and Jimmy (Russell Johnson), purchase a ranch outside of Cottonwood, AZ. Retirement is not to be, however, as the town is being terrorized by rustler-turned-rancher Kurt Durling (Preston Foster) and his brood of delinquents. When Frame, who has promised Tombstone saloon owner Jeannie Bristow (Dorothy Malone) to finally settle down, refuses the position of marshal, brother Lute takes on the job of cleaning up the town. But Lute is killed by nasty Frank Durling (Dennis Weaver) and when Jimmy takes the law into his own hands, Frame is forced to reverse his prior decision to stay out of the fray.

Cast

Ronald Reagan
as Frame Johnson
Dorothy Malone
as Jeannie Bristow
Preston S. Foster
as Kurt Durling
Dennis Weaver
as Frank Durling
Russell Johnson
as Jimmy Johnson
Alex Nicol
as Lute Johnson
Barry Kelley
as Fin Elder
Chubby Johnson
as Denver Cahoon
Don Garner
as Johnny Benton
Richard Garrick
as Judge Williams
Richard H. Cutting
as Card Player
Gregg Barton
as Wingett
William O'Neal
as Ben Wiley
Jack Daly
as Allie Marshall
Harry Harvey
as Land Agent
Martin Garralaga
as Mexican Man
Holly Bane
as Horseman
Richard Cutting
as Card Player
Thor Holmes
as Stable Boy
John Carpenter (III)
as Lynch Mob Man Shot in Leg by Johnson
Buddy Roosevelt
as Lynch Mob Member
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Ronald Reagan doesn't make it as an actor.

January 18, 2004 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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