Land Beyond the Law (1937)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In response to Republic's Gene Autry westerns of the late 1930s, Warner Bros. created its own singing cowboy, Dick Foran, for a brief series of second features. Land Beyond the Law wisely puts the priority on action rather than singing. Foran rides into a lawless territory, champions the cause of the oppressed homesteaders, and does battle with the baddies. The finale is an excellently staged gun battle, handled with virtuosity by B. Reeves Eason, whose second-unit work on Warners' historical spectacles (Charge of the Light Brigade et. al.) had made him a valuable studio commodity. Land Beyond the Law also features Wayne Morris, Warners' next major western star.

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bad-guy, cattle, cowboy, gangster, good-guy, help, homestead, lawyer, outlaw [Western], ranch, reform [improve], rescue, rustler