Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Raymond Halton,Kirby Grant Johnny Mack Brown
Director: Lambert Hillyer
A U.S. marshal goes undercover to thwart a gang of stagecoach robbers.
"Johnny Mack Brown B-Western Series ... Lawmen (1944) ... Mo
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 03/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Monogram Pictures present "LAWMEN" (1944) (digitally remastered), long running Johnny Mack Brown series turned out in the early '40s...the story line has Johnny Mack Brown giving us a better than average western plot at what he does best - fighting, riding and roping the heavies leaving us with pure enjoyment ... relive those thrilling days when Johnny Mack Brown took us down the dusty trails with hard riding and straight shooting hitting the bull's eye with excitement every time ... the Johnny Mack Brown series of B-Westerns were a staple of Saturday matinees in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s ... will the final showdown live up to all we expect from the Johnny Mack Brown feature film series --- another over the top film and gives the B-Western fans all the excitement and drama we long for.
Under Lambert Hillyer (Director), Charles J. Bigelow (Producer), Glenn Tryon (Screenwriter), Harry Neumann (Cinematographer), John C. Fuller (Editor) - - - - the cast includes Johnny Mack Brown (U.S. Marshal 'Nevada' Jack McKenzie), Raymond Hatton (U.S. Marshal 'Sandy' Hopkins), Jan Wiley (Phyliss), Kirby Grant (Clyde Miller), Robert Frazer (Banker Bradford), Edmund Cobb (Slade), Art Fowler (Gus, Chief Henchman), Hal Price ('Pop' Haynes), Marshall Reed (Henchman Killifer), Isabel Withers (Auntie Mack), Ben Corbett (Henchman Simmons), Ted Mapes (Curly Balou, Stage Driver), Steve Clark (Henchman Hardy), Bud Osborne (Henchman Wilson) - - - - released on April 25, 1944, our story line once again has Marshals Nevada and Sandy riding the trail together to catch a gang of bank robbers ... Sandy gets into town in a disguise of a cobbler, while Nevada infiltrates within the gang and everything breaks loose ... the boss man is non other than veteran actor Edmund Cobb, but who is the inside man leaking the information ... one of my favorite sidekicks is Raymond Hatton most often filmed set of partners [eventually 45 titles] in cinematic B-Western history, as undercover U.S. Marshals Jack 'Nevada' McKenzie and Sandy Hopkins ... don't touch that dial until the very last chapter - - - - meanwhile back to another great Johnny Mack B-Western provided by Monogram Pictures during their heyday of the early '30s and '40s.
1. Johnny Mack Brown
Birth Date: 9/01/1904 - Dothan, Alabama
Died: 11/14/1974 - Woodland Hills, California (cardiac condition)
2. Raymond Hatton
Date of Birth: 7 July 1887 - Red Oak, Iowa
Date of Death: 21 October 1971 - Palmdale, California
3. Kirby Grant (aka: Kirby Grant Hoon Jr.)
Date of Birth: 24 November 1911 - Butte, Montana
Date of Death: 30 October 1985 - Florida
4. Lambert Hillyer (Director)
Date of Birth: 8 July 1889 - South Bend, Indiana
Date of Death: 5 July 1969 - Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California
If you crave action, drama and plenty of adventure check out other western double features by Johnny Mack Brown:
JOHNNY MACK BROWN WESTERN DOUBLE FEATURES:
1. Raiders of San Joaquin/Law of the Range (VCI #7226)
2. Pony Post/Ragtime Cowboy Joe (VCI #7238)
3. Brand A Coward/Rogue of the Range (VCI #7244)
4. Guns in the Dark/Partner of the Trail (VCI #7260)
5. Bar Z Bad Men/Between Men (VCI #7282)
Ask Amazon.Com to carry the above five titles as they are not available on Amazon as of yet...you can order and pick up your copy now from VCI Entertainment...if you enjoyed "Law Men" (1944), why not pick up other copies of Johnny Mack Brown Double Features.
Bobby J. Copeland's book on "Johnny Mack Brown: Up Close & Personal" is chuck full of answers to all the questions his fans had from early on...when you went to see him on the big screen, you got exactly what the marquee said...plenty of thrills, adventure and loaded with action...Johnny Mack was a natural for the western, his riding abilities and fight scenes were of the the same caliber as Buck Jones and Bob Steele...Johnny Mack sets the saddle better than Duke Wayne...seems Johnny got better with the more films he made and the scripts were always top notch...he was one of the best-liked people in films, what you saw on the screen is what he really was, a great human being...pickup your copy from Amazon or Empire Publishing both have this in stock.
Hats off and thanks to Les Adams (collector/guideslines for character identification), Chuck Anderson (Webmaster: The Old Corral/B-Westerns.Com), Boyd Magers (Western Clippings), Bobby J. Copeland (author of "Trail Talk"), Rhonda Lemons (Empire Publishing Inc), Bob Nareau (author of "The Real Bob Steele") and Trevor Scott (Down Under Com) as they have rekindled my interest once again for B-Westerns and Serials --- looking forward to more high quality releases from the vintage serial era of the '20s, '30s & '40s and B-Westerns ... order your copy now from Amazon where there are plenty of copies available on VHS, stay tuned once again for top notch action mixed with deadly adventure --- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out VCI Entertainment where they are experts in releasing B-Westerns and Serials --- all my heroes have been cowboys!
Total Time: 58 min on DVD ~ Alpha Video ~ (2/27/2007)"
Not up to par
James A. Ciampa | N.H. | 07/08/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought 2 Johnny Mack Brown westerns Lawman and Code of the Saddle and I must say they are not up to Amazon's fine standards for dvd's. The pictures in some of the frames were so washed out and fuzzy you could hardly make out the faces at all.They looked more like the old vcr tapes than remastered dvd's.