One Man's Law (1940)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Bantam-weight western star Don "Red" Barry, Republic's answer to James Cagney, is perfectly cast in One Man's Law. When plans to build a railroad are threatened by an outlaw gang, hero Jack (Barry) arrives in town to set things right. Jack's reputation as a two-gun terror with a price on his head has preceded him, thanks to his garrulous pal Nevady (Dub Taylor). Only trouble is, the reputation is totally fabricated: Jack is a peace-loving soul who originally came to town looking for a job as a cowhand. Soon, however, Jack begins to live up to his phony rep, donning a sheriff's badge and routing the baddies. It would appear that someone at Republic had seen Universal's Destry Rides Again more than once before embarking upon One Man's Law.

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bad-guy, battle [war], citizen, community, competition, cowboy, employment, gangster, good-guy, lawman, outlaw [Western], railroad, reputation, sheriff, town