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The Lawless Eighties (1957)

Approved | | Western | 31 May 1957 (USA)
An outlaw gang tries to grab the land of the Sioux Indians, but a pair of cowboys seeks to thwart their plans. Based on Alson Jesse Simth's biography "Brother Van."

Director:

Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)

Writers:

Alson Jesse Smith (novel), Kenneth Gamet (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Linc Prescott
John Smith ... William Wesley Van Orsdel, aka Brother Van
Marilyn Saris Marilyn Saris ... Lynn Sutter
Ted de Corsia ... Grat Bandas
Anthony Caruso ... Wolf Chief
John Doucette ... Art 'Pig' Corbin
Frank Ferguson ... Owen Sutter
Sheila Bromley ... Mrs. Myra Sutter
Walter Reed ... Capt. Ellis North
Robert 'Buzz' Henry ... Little Wolf (as Buzz Henry)
Will J. White ... Lt. Reed
Robert Swan Robert Swan ... Pete Loman (as Bob Swan)
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An outlaw gang tries to grab the land of the Sioux Indians, but a pair of cowboys seeks to thwart their plans. Based on Alson Jesse Simth's biography "Brother Van."

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BRAVE WOMEN AND FIGHTING MEN WHO CONQUERED A VIOLENT LAND! See more »

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Schatten der Schlinge See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Effective B Western
29 April 2007 | by allenk752See all my reviews

This is a solid B Western starring a surprisingly good performance from ex-Flash Gordon, ex-Tarzan, ex-Billy the Kid, Buster Crabbe, who doesn't just walk through the role of a gunfighter (like he did in most of the Billy the Kid B westerns he made in the 40's).In a fast-moving 70 minutes, you get a gunfighter, a preacher, and corrupt white guys trying to start an Indian war for profit, and it all works pretty well, thanks to a tight (if occasionally corny) script and solid if workmanlike direction from B Western veteran director Joseph Kane.

Nice performances by everyone involved too, especially John Smith as the preacher and Ted Corsia as the corrupt Indian Agent.

But the winning performance here is by character actor Tom Doucette, playing a slimy gunman with the fitting name of Pig.


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