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Gun Law (1938)

Finding a man alone in the desert, Marshal Tom is relieved - of his horse, clothes and water. When he catches up to Raven, he finds him dying from drinking bad water. When he gets to ... See full summary »

Director:

David Howard

Writers:

Oliver Drake (story), Oliver Drake (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... Tom O'Malley
Rita Oehmen ... Ruth Ross
Ray Whitley ... Sam McGee
Paul Everton ... John Blaine
Robert Gleckler ... Flash Arnold
Ward Bond ... Henchman Pecos
Francis McDonald ... Henchman Nevada
Edward Pawley ... The Raven
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Storyline

Finding a man alone in the desert, Marshal Tom is relieved - of his horse, clothes and water. When he catches up to Raven, he finds him dying from drinking bad water. When he gets to Gunsight, everyone thinks that he is the outlaw Raven and he plays it out so that he can end lawlessness. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Fim Deu Certo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Turner Classic Movies print omitted the director credit; it was obvious that the title frame had been altered. See more »

Connections

Remade as Bandit Ranger (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Pappy Was a Gun Man
(1938)
Music and Lyric by Ray Whitley and Oliver Drake
Played on guitar and sung by Ray Whitley in the saloon, accompanied by the band
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Stealing The Church Funds
23 October 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Gun Law finds George O'Brien and Ray Whitely doing a Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside bit of undercover work in the town of Gunsight. Whitely is a saloon entertainer and does the obligatory songs that one found in the B westerns of the time. O'Brien however masquerades as the infamous outlaw, The Raven who's been sent for by villain Robert Gleckler who runs the saloon.

Both these folks are US Marshals and O'Brien pulls off a really great con in convincing the outlaws he's one of them and then convincing them to masquerade as himself, a US Marshal. There have been a lot of stage holdups with payrolls going missing. The last and most dastardly of the outlaw deeds involve stealing church money.

It's a B western from RKO so I'm not expecting all that much. O'Brien brought a little humor into his role and of course found time to romance the parson's daughter, Rita Oehmann. Gun Law is not an hour wasted.


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