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Dodge City

Dodge City is a lusty western, packed with action, including some of the dandiest melee stuff screened.

With:
Errol Flynn Olivia de Havilland Ann Sheridan Bruce Cabot Frank McHugh Alan Hale

Dodge City is a lusty western, packed with action, including some of the dandiest melee stuff screened.

Falling in the cycle of pioneering and American frontier days, Dodge City (Kansas) is essentially a bad man-and-honest-sheriff saga. However Michael Curtiz’s forceful direction lifts this into the big league division.

Errol Flynn is a soldier of fortune, which explains his clipped English-Irish brogue as a Texas cattleman, transplanted to this Kansas frontier. Olivia de Havilland is the romance interest, and Ann Sheridan the dancehall girl.

Cabot’s gambling saloon effectively typifies all the wickedness of the lawlessness that was Dodge City, as the basic excuse for Flynn’s ultimate taking over of the sheriff’s post. The street fighting, licentiousness and the skullduggery having to do with cattle trading typify the lusty atmosphere that backgrounds this actioner.

Dodge City

Production: Warner. Director Michael Curtiz; Producer [Robert Lord]; Screenplay Robert Buckner; Camera Sol Polito, Ray Rennahan; Editor George Amy; Music Max Steiner; Art Director Ted Smith

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1939. Running time: 100 MIN.

With: Errol Flynn Olivia de Havilland Ann Sheridan Bruce Cabot Frank McHugh Alan Hale

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