Lawman

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During a drunken spree in the small Wild West town of Bannock, one of a half-dozen workers from a nearby ranch accidentally shoots an innocent man. Bannock's marshal, a righteous man named Jered Maddox (Burt Lancaster), comes to the larger town of Sabbath bearing the dead body of one of the revelers and demands the surrender of the remaining five from sheriff Cotton Ryan (Robert Ryan) and ranch owner Vincent Bronson (Lee J. Cobb), starting a confrontation that threatens to engulf them all.

Cast & Crew

Burt Lancaster
Bannock Marshal Jared Maddox
Robert Ryan
Sabbath Marshal Cotton Ryan
Lee J. Cobb
Vincent Bronson
Sheree North
Laura Shelby
Robert Duvall
Vernon Adams
Albert Salmi
Harvey Stenbaugh
Richard Jordan
Crowe Wheelwright
Jerry Fielding
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Robert Paynter
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Critic Reviews for Lawman

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Lawman

  • Sep 30, 2015
    Burt Lancaster is a sheriff tasked with finding the group of cowboys who accidentally murder an old man during a one drunken night's revelry. Lee J. Cobb is the leader of said group. The tension is gained when the group refuse to go quietly to trial. Or: the letter of the law versus the spirit of the law, which way are you gonna go? Lancaster play the letter quite well, "just the facts, m'am" but with an open style, allowing the tension that the other actors project (and so the audience) to come to him and this favors the whole effort. Sheree North is the woman he left behind and she's good as an honest portrayal of a Western woman. For a Western, and asking "what is morality?" this one's no typical cartoon oater and definitely worth a look.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2009
    Pretty good Western flick
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 24, 2007
    average western. entertaining. burt lancaster plays a heartless lawman in town to do justice no matter what the cost! sounds like a charlie bronson movie i know... but it's not! almost as good
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jan 26, 2007
    a classic tale of a lawman out to see justice served with no exceptions. this was a great flick unitl the end where the unexpected happens and not in a good way as a couple of the main characters change colors for no explained reason at all. justice becomes trivial, but the acting was solid and the film had a great feel. overall this was pretty good.
    danny d Super Reviewer

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