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Hollywood Cowboy/Legion of the Lawless [DVD]

Release Date:07/07/2015

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    Legion of the Lawless
    George O'Brien's first 1940 western release, Legion of the Lawless uses its frontier trappings for a plea against vigilante justice-specifically, lynching. A group of masked night riders terrorize the homesteaders in the 19th century village of Iveston, all the while insisting that they're merely bringing law and order to the territory. Lawyer O'Brien thinks otherwise, and soon he's championing the cause of the beleaguered villagers. After exposing the criminal conspiracy in charge of the vigilantes, O'Brien throws the rascals out in a hale of gunfire. The film's highlight is a fistfight between hero O'Brien and secondary villain Monte Montague, which lasts a full two minutes! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Hollywood Cowboy
    Movie cowboy Jeffrey Carson (George O'Brien) tries hard to live up to his image in this "backstage western." On location in Wyoming for a picture, Carson -- travelling incognito -- finds himself in the middle of a real-life range war, stirred up by eastern racketeers. When the advice of his screenwriter "Great" Gadsby Holmes (Joe Caits) fails him, our hero tackles the villains on his own, performing far more gallantly than ever he did on screen. As a reward, Carson wins the hand of pretty ranch owner Joyce Butler (Cecilia Parker), with the begrudging blessing of Joyce's Aunt Violet (Maude Eburne). Hollywood Cowboy was produced independently by George A. Hirliman, the same man previously responsible for O'Brien's more serious actioner Daniel Boone. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • George O'Brien
      George O'Brien - Jeff Toland
    • Virginia Vale
      Virginia Vale - Ellen
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      Herbert Heywood - Doc Denton
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      Norman Willis - Leo Harper
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      Hugh Sothern - Henry Ives

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