A Lawless Street
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Scott plays a marshal of a town that is barely holding on to lawfulness. His ex-wife, a traveling performer, comes to town at the same time that the two town bosses hire a killer to take care of Scott with the hope that the town will once again be wide open, and they will benefit by making lots of money.
The killer makes a play on Scott, and the town doctor allows the bad guys to think that they succeeded. The story goes from there. Scott is solid and reliable as always, and Angela Lansbury is beautiful as Scott's past and current love. This is not one of Scott's best, but it is an entertaining, fun western.
Lawless Street is another fine Western in which Randolph Scott plays the Marshall of Medicine Bend ,a man firecely dedicated to his job both from an abstract notion of justice and a form belief in the law .His wife (Angela Lansbury )leaves him when he refuses to abandon his principles despite being gunned down and seriously wounded .In his world view ,the influx of a gang of vcious killers is no excuse to simply walk away from his job .
The movie depicts how he sets out to deal with the problem and rally support.Directiom is lean ,economical and taut .The performances are universally excellent especially from Lansbury and Michael Pate as a likebale killer .The movie benefits indeed from such quality supporting players as Warner Anderson ,Jean Parker Wallace Ford and James Bell
This is eminently enjoyable and recommended unreservedly to Western lovers
As the Marshal of Medicine Bend, Calem Ware (Randolph Scott), attempts to keep peace in the lawless town and stay alive at the same time. The Marshal’s wife doesn’t come into picture until a traveling show arrives. The star of the show is Tally Dickinson (Angela Lansbury), Calem’s wife who left him earlier because she didn’t like what he was doing. The story takes a few interesting turns and twists when Marshal Ware nearly dies in a gunfight with a hired killer who knew him in the past. As soon as the town thinks the Marshal is dead, the two town leaders who are bad guys, and were the ones who hired the gunfighter turns their town into a free for all, hence the name “A Lawless Street”. The last scene in the movie says it all when the Marshal give the doctor his guns in a box, and the doctor gives the Marshal his wife back.
I enjoyed every minute of the movie, and you will too. I give it 5 stars or an A+. That’s the first A+ I have given any of the movies I have reviewed. Enjoy!
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Another really good western with Randolph Scott. Not one of his top five but still very good. Enjoyable performances from all. Read morePublished 13 months ago by William A Devenney
Still a good western but not as good as the bounty hunter...Published 14 months ago by Michael N. Lacy
Love almost all of Randolph Scott movies. This one is no exception. Angela Lansbury was a good mix for the story. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer