A Lawless Street

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The first, and better, of the two colour Westerns Lewis made with Scott, this may lack the bizarre originality of 7th Cavalry but certainly makes up for it in solid craftsmanship and vivid characterisation. Scott is the marshall, about to retire, who'd like to rid the town of its rowdy, gun-totin' villains before throwing in the towel; the job is complicated, however, by his involvement with faithless music-hall chanteuse Lansbury, whose fickle ways weaken his resolve. Strikingly shot, tersely plotted, it's no masterwork, but once again reveals Lewis as a superior director of low-budget material.

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Duration: 78 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph H Lewis
Screenwriter: Kenneth Gamet
Cast: Randolph Scott
Angela Lansbury
Warner Anderson
Jean Parker
Wallace Ford
John Emery
Ruth Donnelly
Michael Pate
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