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Flame of the West (1945)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 25 June 1945 (USA)
John Poole, a lawman turned peace-loving doctor, refuses to use force to tame the lawless element of the town. Tom Nightlander, newly-appointed sheriff, who uses both his fists and guns ... See full summary »

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writers:

Adele Buffington (screenplay), Bennett Foster (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Mack Brown ... Dr. John Poole
Raymond Hatton ... Add Youman
Joan Woodbury ... Poppy Rand
Douglass Dumbrille ... Marshal Tom Nightlander
Lynne Carver ... Abbie Compton
Tom Quinn ... Ed - Bartender
Harry Woods ... Wilson (as Harry Lewis Woods)
Ray Bennett ... Henchman Rocky (as Raphael Bennett)
Riley Hill ... Midland - Cowhand
Jack Ingram ... Slick - Henchman
John Merton ... Carl Compton
Jack Rockwell ... Bill Knott - Rancher
Steve Clark ... Hendricks - Rancher
Pee Wee King Pee Wee King ... Pee Wee - Band Leader
Golden West Cowboys Golden West Cowboys ... Saloon Musicians
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Storyline

John Poole, a lawman turned peace-loving doctor, refuses to use force to tame the lawless element of the town. Tom Nightlander, newly-appointed sheriff, who uses both his fists and guns against the gangs is murdered in an ambush. Poole, realizing that actions speak louder than words, digs out his own guns from his medicine bag, and proceeds to clean out the law breakers and establish law and order in the towm. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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LAW COMES TO THE FLAMING FRONTIER!...where gun-law is the only LAW! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flaming Frontiers See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Previewed at the studio on 10 May 1945 See more »

Soundtracks

Cripple Creek
Written by Pee Wee King
Performed by Pee Wee King and His Golden West Cowboys
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Solid B Western
15 September 2001 | by wrbtuSee all my reviews

This is really quite a solid B western. Johnny Mack does not dominate the movie, as with many B westerns, where the hero is on screen every moment in every scene. He's very laid back here, & that's good for the movie. Douglass Dumbrille as Sheriff Tom Nightlander is excellent. He's introduced in the movie as kind of a Wyatt Earp character, maybe a little too happy with his gun, or is he? We get to decide for ourselves as we watch him in action. Joan Woodbury as Poppy Rand is delightful. She walks with a Mae West swagger & has a good comedic touch (although she's not the equal of Mae by any means). I've seen Joan twice before. Her first credited role was in `Eagle's Brood' (the second Hopalong Cassidy movie) although she was credited as `Nana Martin' in that film. I saw her again in `Rogues' Tavern' (1936), where she played a bizarre role & was mostly window decoration. Her roles in those two movies were not very significant, so I was surprised to see the extent of her part in this movie & even more surprised to see how convincing she was in the part of a loose saloon girl here. There are many other well known faces & voices in this film, good actors who have played character roles in movies without anyone remembering their names. It all adds up to a good, enjoyable film, perhaps Johnny Mack's best. I rate it 8/10.


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