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.

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Law and Order (1953)

Western · 1h 20m

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From Dodge City to Tombstone...His Guns Were The Only Law!

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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.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Universal International Pictures (UI)
Cast
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Ronald Reagan

Frame Johnson
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Dorothy Malone

Jeannie
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Preston Foster

Kurt Durling
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Alex Nicol

Luther 'Lute' Johnson
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Ruth Hampton

Maria Durling
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Russell Johnson

Jimmy Johnson
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Barry Kelley

Sheriff Fin Elder
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Chubby Johnson

Denver Cahoon
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Jack Kelly

Jed
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Dennis Weaver

Frank Durling
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Wally Cassell

Durango Kid
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Richard Garrick

Judge Williams
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Carl Andre

(uncredited)
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Gregg Barton

Wingett (uncredited)
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Stanley Blystone

Checkers Player (uncredited)
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Lane Bradford

Rider Announcing Sheriff's Return (uncredited)
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Ralph Brooks

Townsman Turning in Guns (uncredited)
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Roy Butler

Husband (uncredited)
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Johnny Carpenter

Lynch Mob Man Johnson Shoots in Leg (uncredited)
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Phil Chambers

High Light Lonas (uncredited)
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Wheaton Chambers

Mr. Sterling (uncredited)
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Lane Chandler

Townsman (voice) (uncredited)
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Tristram Coffin

Parker (uncredited)
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Frank Cordell

(uncredited)
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Harry Cording

Townsman (uncredited)
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Richard H. Cutting

Card-Player (uncredited)
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Jack Daly

Allie Marshall (uncredited)
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Watson Downs

Dr. Holly (uncredited)
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Gary Epper

Boy (uncredited)
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Sam Flint

Mayor Hurley (uncredited)
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Don Garner

Johnny Benton (uncredited)
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Martin Garralaga

Mexican Blacksmith (uncredited)
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Don Gordon

Bart Durling (uncredited)
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William Gould

Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
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Jimmy Gray

(uncredited)
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Chuck Hamilton

Card-Player (uncredited)
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Jack Harden

(uncredited)
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Harry Harvey

Land Agent (uncredited)
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Al Haskell

Townsman (uncredited)
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Thomas Browne Henry

Dixon (uncredited)
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Thor Holmes

Stable Boy (uncredited)
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Tom Hubbard

(uncredited)
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Jack Ingram

Charlie Walsh (uncredited)
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Valerie Jackson

Clarissa (uncredited)
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Ted Jordan

Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
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Ethan Laidlaw

2nd Townsman Gawking at Clarissa (uncredited)
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Walter Lawrence

Townsman (uncredited)
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Kenneth MacDonald

Rancher Waiting for Stagecoach (uncredited)
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Kermit Maynard

Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
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Philo McCullough

(uncredited)
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Boyd 'Red' Morgan

Townsman (uncredited)
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Forbes Murray

Townsman (uncredited)
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Helen Noyes

Wife (uncredited)
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William J. O'Brien

Townsman (uncredited)
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William O'Neal

Benton 'Ben' Wiley (uncredited)
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Eddie Parker

Man Demanding Gun (uncredited)
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Mike Ragan

Horseman (uncredited)
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Lorin Raker

Shirt Salesman (uncredited)
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Victor Romito

(uncredited)
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Buddy Roosevelt

Lynch Mob Member (uncredited)
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Cap Somers

Townsman (uncredited)
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Tom Steele

2nd Gunman Shooting Up Barroom (uncredited)
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James Stone

Martin (uncredited)
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Jack Stoney

(uncredited)
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Brick Sullivan

Townsman (uncredited)
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William Tannen

Stranger (uncredited)
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Jack Tornek

Townsman (uncredited)
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Dale Van Sickel

Card-Player from Cottonwood (uncredited)
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Harte Wayne

(uncredited)
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Britt Wood

Drunk (uncredited)
Crew
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Nathan Juran

Director
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W.R. Burnett

Writer
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Inez Cocke

Writer
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John Bagni

Writer
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Gwen Bagni

Writer
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D.D. Beauchamp

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Law and Order

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/6/1953

Disc Title Front Cover

Law and Order

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

7/16/2019

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