Hell Town

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  • NR
  • 1937
  • 59 min
  • 5.6  (1,021)

Hell Town is a classic western film from 1937 directed by Charles Barton and starring John Wayne, Marsha Hunt and Johnny Mack Brown. The movie features an exciting storyline that takes place in a small western town, where law and order seem to have broken down, paving the way for tyranny and lawlessness. John Wayne plays the central character, Dare Rudd, a cowboy who has just returned to his hometown after a long, unexplained absence. He finds that the town is in turmoil, with the mayor and sheriff at odds with each other, each leading their own faction of supporters.

The conflict appears to center around a woman named Bess (played by Marsha Hunt), who is the love interest of both the sheriff and the mayor. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Bess is a pawn in a bigger game, with both sides scheming to use her to strengthen their positions and gain more power.

Dare Rudd quickly becomes embroiled in the town's politics when he agrees to help Bess defend her family's ranch against the mayor's henchmen. He also starts to develop feelings for Bess, and this inevitably puts him at odds with the other men who have their sights set on her.

The movie is full of action-packed scenes, with plenty of gunfights, fistfights, and horseback chases. The cinematography is impressive, with sweeping shots of the western landscape and impressive showdowns between the various characters.

One particularly memorable scene involves a heart-stopping horse race between Dare Rudd and his rival, Johnny. The two men race across the plains, neck-and-neck, with the outcome of the race determining the fate of Bess and her ranch.

Throughout the movie, John Wayne's portrayal of Dare Rudd is fantastic, capturing the essence of the archetypal Western hero. He is tough, rugged, and unafraid to stand up for what is right, no matter the consequences.

Marsha Hunt is excellent as Bess, bringing a sense of strength and independence to the role despite the character's limitations in a society where women had little power. Johnny Mack Brown is also great as one of Dare's rivals for Bess's affections, adding an extra layer of tension to an already tense situation.

Overall, Hell Town is a classic Western film that is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The performances, cinematography, and storyline all come together to create a memorable movie that has stood the test of time. If you're a fan of Westerns or classic cinema in general, this is definitely a movie worth watching.

Hell Town is a 1937 romance movie with a runtime of 59 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (1,021)