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The Lawless Nineties (1936)





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Republic's The Lawless Nineties reteams the studio's up-and-coming cowboy star John Wayne with 19-year-old ingenue Ann Rutherford. Wayne plays John Tipton, who is determined to break up the corrupt Wyoming-territory political machine run by Charles K. Plummer (Harry Woods). What Tipton doesn't know is that Plummer is also the head of a night-riding vigilante army, bent on killing anyone who opposes his reign. Among Plummer's victims is newspaper editor Major Carter (George "Gabby" Hayes), but Carter's pretty daughter Janet (Rutherford) vows to carry on her dad's work. Amazingly, hero Tipton doesn't have to rely on his fists or fancy gunplay to rout the villains: this time around, Democracy itself saves the day. And in only 58 minutes! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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John Wayne
as John Tipton
Ann Rutherford
as Janet Carter
Harry Woods
as Charles K. Plummer
Al Bridge
as Steele
Etta McDaniel
as Mandy Lou
Tom Brower
as Marshall
Charles King
as Hartley
Sam Flint
as Pierce
Earl Seaman
as T. Roosevelt
Philo McCullough
as Outlaw Leader
Monte Blue
as Outlaw
James Harrison
as Telegraph Operator
Lew Meehan
as Henchman
Tracy Lane
as Belden
Horace B. Carpenter
as Dynamite Thrower
Tex Palmer
as Henchman
Jimmie Harrison
as Telegraph Operator
Jack Kirk
as Henchman
Edward Hearn
as Townsman
Steve Clark
as Henchman
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Better than average B Western that salutes democracy.

August 27, 2005 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Lawless Nineties

One of the dozen of quickie oaters the Duke did on his way up. This one has the bonus of Ann Rutherford also on her way up before being signed by MGM as well as Hattie McDaniel's sister Etta in a small role but the whole thing is strictly routine.

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