Cheyenne (Lash) & Fuzzy, Legends of Silver Screen & Star
D. Ham Sr. | San Angelo, TX | 07/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Lash La Rue, when I was 5 years old I recall having watched his serials on Sat. mornings at my Grandma's and thinking Lash and his whip were unique. "Law of the Lash" is in my opinion is a great cowboy heroes and villians B&W movie. It has a genuine plot and good ending. "Lash" uses his whip wisely instead of a 45 Colt against foes-disarming and capturing them instead. He is in all respects a great actor and this movie contains good actors throughout. "Fuzzy Jones" is a funny man and a great sidekick for Lash. Honestly this old cowboy flick is very entertaining and is as good as almost any old or new cowboy movie I have seen. You can say I have rediscovered "Lash La Rue" and appreciate his great roles. Lash and Fuzzy, I applaud you and I am one of your greatest fans wherever old actors go. No matter what some reveiwers say about this movie, I urge you to check it out yourself,... I thought it was great, technically and dramatically both."
"Lash LaRue B-Western Series ... Law of the Lash (1947) ...
J. Lovins | Missouri-USA | 01/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Producers Releasing Corporation present "LAW OF THE LASH" (1947) (54 mins/B&W) (Dolby digitally remastered) --- relive those thrilling days when Lash LaRue took us down the dusty trails with hard riding and straight shooting hitting the bull's eye with excitement every time ... the Lash LaRue series of B-Westerns were a staple of Saturday matinees in the1940s and 1950s ... very popular series, LaRue was given the name "Lash" because of the 18 foot long bullwhip he used to help bring down the bad guys...the popularity of his first role as the "Cheyenne Kid," a sidekick of singing cowboy hero Eddie Dean, not just brandishing a whip but using it expertly to disarm villains, paved the way for LaRue to be featured in his own series of Western films ... he starred in quirky B-Westerns from 1947 to 1951, at first for Poverty Row studio PRC, later for producer Ron Ormond...La Rue developed his image as a cowboy hero dressed all in black and inherited from Buster Crabbe a comic sidekick in the form of "Fuzzy Q. Jones" played by the great Al St. John ... don't miss any of the Lash LaRue features loaded with action that will leave you wanting more of his B-Western adventures.
Under Ray Taylor (Director), Jerry Thomas (Producer), William L. Nolte (Original Screenplay), Albert Glasser (Original Score), Robert E. Cline (Cinematographer), Hugh Winn (Editor) ------ the cast includes Lash La Rue (Marshal 'Cheyenne' Davis), Al St. John .(Fuzzy Q. Jones), Lee Roberts (Henchman 'Lefty'), Mary Scott (Jane Hilton), Jack O'Shea (Gang Leader Decker), Charles King (Sheriff Rand), Carl Mathews (Henchman 'Blackie'), Matty Roubert (Henchman 'Peewee'), John Elliott (Dad Hilton), Slim Whitaker (Henchman Bart), Ted French (Henchman 'Smitty'), Richard Cramer (Jake, the Bartender), Jack Baxley (Stage Driver), Hank Bell (Sleeping Townsman), Ben Corbett (Townsman), Art Dillard (Henchman), Joe Dominguez .(Henchman), Jack Evans (Barfly), Morgan Flowers( Townsman), Herman Hack (Barfly), Al Haskell (Barfly) ------ our plot line and film is one of my favorite Lash and Fuzzy adventures, who saves a damsel in distress, the lovely Mary Scott ... it seems Lee Roberts has been the rough shod over the territory with stage holdups and Lash is about to teach him a lesson with his whip wielding routine that keeps all the fans coming back for more ... there are a few B-Western character actors Charles King, John Elliott, Slim Whitaker, Ben Corbett, Art Dillard, Jack O'Shea and Al Haskell which makes this a cut above the rest of LaRue's series ... Fuzzy as usual steals the picture and keeps things moving with his winning ways ... there's plenty of action and fancy stunt work to entertain the fans with a protracted fisticuffs near the end between Lash and the boss outlaw ... Lash and his comedic sidekick Fuzzy Q. Jones, chasing the outlaws is always a high point of any Lash LaRue features ---- they just don't make 'em like this anymore and PRC Pictures was one of the leaders of exciting B-Westerns.
1. Lash La Rue (aka: Alfred LaRue)
Date of birth: 15 June 1917 - Gretna, Louisiana
Date of death: 21 May 1996 - Burbank, California
2. Al "Fuzzy" St. John (aka: Alfred St. John)
Date of birth: 10 September 1893 - Santa Ana, California
Date of death: 21 January 1963 - Lyons, Georgia
B-Western footnote, actor Al St. John, silent film comic who appeared in dozens of Mack Sennett's early Keystone comedies and would eventually create and star in his own vehicles for other studios. With the advent of sound, he became a character actor in westerns and later the bewhiskered sidekick, also known as Fuzzy Q. Jones in some popular series Fred Scott (Spectrum Pictures/1937-38), Bob Steele/Billy the Kid (PRC Pictures/1940-41), Don "Red" Barry (Republic Pictures/1940-42), Lone Rider wth George Houston (PRC Pictures/1941-42), Lone Rider with Robert Livingston (PRC Pictures/1942-43), Buster Crabbe/Billy the Kid (PRC Pictures/1941-43), Buster Crabbe/Billy Carson (PRC Pictures/1943-46), Lash LaRue (PRC Pictures/1947-52) --- St. John retired from film making in the early '50s, passed away in 1963 from a heart attack while working with the Tommy Scott Wild West show --- check out this and more in a new book "Those Great Cowboy Sidekicks" by David Rothel, available from Amazon and Empire Publishing --- pick up your copy today
3. Charles King
Birth Date: 2/21/1895 - Hillsboro, Texas
Died: 5/07/1957 - Hollywood, California (cirrhosis of liver)
Second B-Western footnote, actor Charles King was among the top five "Best of the Badmen" (according to a new book by Boyd Magers, Bob Nareau and Bobby Copeland)...King was a big man, but as agile as a cat during his fight scenes with Johnny Mack Brown, Buster Crabbe, Tex Ritter, The Rough Riders and Bob Steele...King appeared in 400 films and 350 were in sound including many cliffhangers...he was the heavy we loved to hate ... check out this and more in a new book "Best of the Badmen" by Boyd Magers, Bob Nareau and Bobby Copeland, available from Amazon and Empire Publishing. . . pick up your copy today.
4. Ray Taylor (Director)
Date of birth: 1 December 1888 - Perham, Minnesota
Date of death: 15 February 1952 - Hollywood, California
Great job releasing "Law of the Lash (1947) - Lash LaRue, the digital transfere with a clean, clear and crisp print...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 ---Western Classics, all my heroes have been cowboys!
Total Time: 54 min on VHS ~ Alpha Video ~ (11/23/2004)"