Law and Order (1932 film)
Law and Order is a 1932 American pre-Code Western film starring Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Andy Devine, Russell Hopton and Russell Simpson. It was the first movie to depict the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona.
|Law and Order|
|Directed by||Edward L. Cahn|
|Produced by||Carl Laemmle Jr.|
|Written by||Tom Reed|
|Music by||David Broekman|
|Edited by||Philip Cahn|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
The film is based on the novel Saint Johnson, by W. R. Burnett. Walter Huston plays the part of lawman Frame Johnson, a fictionalized version of Wyatt Earp, and Russell Hopton plays his brother Luther Johnson. One of the best early Westerns in its character development, Law and Order features a script by John Huston, Walter's soon-to-be-famous son, and Tom Reed, who provided dialog for many movies in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of changes made during the film's production, all scenes involving the actress Lois Wilson were cut prior to the film's release.
- Walter Huston as Frame Johnson
- Harry Carey as Ed Brandt
- Russell Hopton as Luther Johnson
- Raymond Hatton as Deadwood
- Ralph Ince as Poe Northrup
- Harry Woods as Walt Northrup
- Richard Alexander as Kurt Northrup
- Russell Simpson as Judge R.W. Williams
- Andy Devine as Johnny Kinsman
- Hank Bell as Barfly (uncredited)
- Walter Brennan as Lanky Smith (uncredited)
- Nelson McDowell as Parker Brother (uncredited)
- Rainey, Buck (November 17, 2015). Western Gunslingers in Fact and on Film: Hollywood's Famous Lawmen and Outlaws. McFarland. p. 151. ISBN 9781476603285.
- Drew, William M. (1989). Speaking of Silents. Vestal, New York: Vestal Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-911572-81-3.