A Lawless Street

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"They were all running out at the same time ... his luck ... his bullets ... his woman !"
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  • 1955
  • 1 hr 18 min
  • 6.4  (1,511)

In the 1955 Western film "A Lawless Street," Randolph Scott portrays Marshal Calem Ware, a once-notorious gunslinger who has since retired and become a lawman in the quiet town of Medicine Bend. However, his reputation as a skilled shooter soon comes back to haunt him when a group of outlaws arrives in town, led by Tate Kimbrough (played by John Emery). Kimbrough is a former acquaintance of Ware's and is trying to exact revenge on the marshal for past grievances.

While Ware initially tries to avoid conflict, he soon realizes that he must take action to protect the town and its inhabitants from Kimbrough's gang. Along the way, he forms a romantic connection with Tally Dickinson (Angela Lansbury), a saloon singer with a troubled past who is integral in helping Ware take down Kimbrough's gang.

Throughout the film, there is a clear theme of redemption and the idea that even those with a dark past can turn their lives around and do good. Ware is shown to be a complex character, struggling with his violent past while also striving to do what is right and protect the people he has come to care about. His relationship with Tally is a key aspect of the film, with the two characters finding solace and companionship in each other despite their difficult pasts.

The film features a number of tense and exciting action sequences, including shootouts between Ware and Kimbrough's men. However, the violence is never gratuitous and always serves the larger story and themes of the film. The sparse yet effective score by Carmen Dragon also adds to the film's tension and emotional impact.

Overall, "A Lawless Street" is a well-crafted and emotionally engaging Western that explores themes of redemption, love, and the line between justice and revenge. With strong performances from its cast and thrilling action sequences, it is a classic example of the genre and a must-see for fans of Western films.

A Lawless Street is a 1955 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 18 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    6.4  (1,511)