Law and Order

75
  • NR
Marshal Frame Johnson (Reagan) was "hired to keep the peace in Tombstone, not kill people." So, when an angry mob tries to lynch an outlaw without a trial, Frame realizes that he has no place in a town that doesn't want justice.Hoping to finally settle... read more

Marshal Frame Johnson (Reagan) was "hired to keep the peace in Tombstone, not kill people." So, when an angry mob tries to lynch an outlaw without a trial, Frame realizes that he has no place in a town that doesn't want justice.Hoping to finally settle down with his sweetheart, Jeannie (Dorothy Malone), Frame moves to Cottonwood with his brothers, Lute and Jimmy, where they build a ranch. When a rash of cattle rustling threatens to drive out the decent townsfolk, and the local judge suspects that the sheriff is just as corrupt as the thieves, he appeals to Frame for help. Frame declines, but Lute accepts the badge in his place. When Lute is killed, and Jimmy is framed for murder, Frame realizes that only he must stop the corruption and restore law and order in Cottonwood or no one else will be safe.

Original Release

05/13/1953

US Release

05/13/1953

Cast

Dorothy Malone Jeannie
Preston Foster Kurt Durling
Ronald Reagan Frame Johnson
Ruth Hampton Maria Durling / Maria
Alex Nicol Lute Johnson
Russell Johnson Jimmy Johnson
Barry Kelley Fin Elder
Chubby Johnson Denver Cahoon
Jack Kelly Jed
Dennis Weaver Frank Durling
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Nathan Juran

Writers

W.R. Burnett, Inez Cocke, John Bagni, Gwen Bagni, D.D. Beauchamp

Cast

Dorothy Malone Jeannie
Preston Foster Kurt Durling
Ronald Reagan Frame Johnson
Ruth Hampton Maria Durling / Maria
Alex Nicol Lute Johnson
Russell Johnson Jimmy Johnson
Barry Kelley Fin Elder
Chubby Johnson Denver Cahoon
Jack Kelly Jed
Dennis Weaver Frank Durling
Wally Cassell Durango Kid
Richard Garrick Judge Williams
Carl Andre Townsman
Gregg Barton Wingett
Stanley Blystone Checkers Player
John Bose Townsman
Lane Bradford Rider Announcing Sheriff's Return
Ralph Brooks Townsman Turning in Guns
Roy Butler Husband
Johnny Carpenter Lynch Mob Man Johnson Shoots in Leg

Producers

Editors

Ted J. Kent

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