Law and Order
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Directed byRay Taylor
Written bySherman L. Lowe
Victor McLeod
Based onSaint Johnson by W. R. Burnett
Produced byJoseph Gershenson
StarringJohnny Mack Brown
Nell O'Day
James Craig
CinematographyJerome Ash
Edited byEdward Curtiss
Music byHans J. Salter
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
November 28, 1940
Running time
57 minutes
CountryUnited States

Law and Order is a 1940 American western film directed by Ray Taylor and starring Johnny Mack Brown, Nell O'Day and James Craig.[1] It was produced as a second feature by Universal Pictures. Shooting took place at Universal Studios and the Iverson Ranch.The film's sets were designed by the art director Jack Otterson.

Plot summary

Bill Ralston arrives in town planning to settle down but quickly gets caught up in the fight between the townspeople and Poe Daggett and his gang. He takes the job of town Marshal and soon brings law and order. When Daggetts men ambush him he kills Poe's brother. Poe then kills Bill's friend Brant and this leads to the showdown.



  1. ^ Pitts p.183