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Law Men (1944)

Approved | | Western | 25 April 1944 (USA)
Johnny is a marshall who infiltrates a bank robbery gang.


Lambert Hillyer


Glenn Tryon (story and screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Johnny Mack Brown ... U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie
Raymond Hatton ... U.S. Marshal Sandy Hopkins
Jan Wiley ... Phyliss
Kirby Grant ... Clyde Miller
Robert Frazer ... Bradford
Edmund Cobb ... Slade
Art Fowler Art Fowler ... Gus
Hal Price ... Pop Haynes (as Harry F. Price)
Marshall Reed ... Hillifer
Isabel Withers Isabel Withers ... Auntie Mac
Ben Corbett ... Simmons
Ted Mapes ... Curly Balou
Steve Clark ... Hardy
Bud Osborne ... Wilson


Marshals Nevada and Sandy are sent to investigate a series of bank robberies. Nevada joins the outlaw gang while Sandy becomes the town cobbler. Nevada learns that Slade is the boss of the gang but that there is someone on the inside tipping them off. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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BAD MEN REACH FOR THE SKY! Watch Out For These Two When Six-Guns Start Blazing!




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Release Date:

25 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lawmen See more »

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Technical Specs


| (Alpha Video Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Glen Glenn Sound)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Cincinnati Wednesday 7 December 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »


[first lines]
U.S. Marshal 'Nevada' Jack McKenzie: Well, there she is, Sandy: the great city of Verdine.
U.S. Marshal 'Sandy' Hopkins: Yep, right where they said she'd be.
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Despite a very familiar plot,, I also found it entertaining and worth my time.
16 October 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film stars Johnny Mack Brown and Raymond Hatton--two very familiar B-western stars. While Johnny was a star, Raymond made a huge number of films at the #2 or #3 friend--and here he plays Brown's friend and colleague. The pair arrive in town to investigate some stage coach robberies and like so many of these B-westerns, the pair are US marshals AND go incognito. Brown insinuates himself into the gang in order to figure out who 'Mr. Big' is (again, a familiar plot element) and Hatton is a good-guy who has come to town to make boots (a job he is ill-equipped to do). Between the two of them, they manage to avoid death when Brown's secret is exposed AND make he actually care because I felt like I'd seen this film many times before. Why? Well, I think there are two main reasons--there was no singing to clutter the film (which sometime seemed to get in the way of plot in some of Roy Rogers' and Gene Autry's films) and the acting was very good. Hatton was wonderful as always as a funny but surprisingly competent sidekick and Brown was his usual solid self. All in all, an enjoyable film that kept my interest.

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