#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bat Masterson doesn’t look for trouble, but he doesn’t walk away from it. When an army sergeant in Hays City tries to kill Bat and dies for his trouble, Bat heads for Dodge City where Ed, his brother, is city marshal and a candidate for county sheriff running against the corrupt Regan. Bat buys a share in a local saloon, partnering with the widow Lily. Then, after an ambush, Bat finds himself a candidate for sheriff and the heir to Ed’s intentions toward Pauline, a minister’s daughter. Can the upright but not always law-abiding gunslinger and saloon owner become a lawman and settle down? Or will trouble keep finding him?
Plot: Fleeing to Dodge City after killing a man in self defence Masterson finds his brother Ed (Harry Lauter) running for sheriff of the town. When Ed is killed by hired guns of the corrupt incumbent Bat is determined to settle the score with violence but he is convinced by the townspeople that the best way to avenge his brother’s death is by taking Ed’s place on the ballot. Bat agrees and wins the election but his new role on the right side of the law will lead him to unexpected confrontations as he finds himself torn between his loyalties to his friends and his duties as sheriff.
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Routine Western with Joel McCrae as Bat Masterson
After a career that stretched back to the silent era that included work with such directors as Alfred Hitchcock, George Stevens, and Preston Sturges, Joel McCrae turned almost exclusively to the western genre in the mid-1940’s. Near the end of McCrae’s prodigious output of modestly budgeted westerns, he played real life lawman, journalist, and gambler, Bat Masterson, in “The Gunfight at Dodge City.” While the story treads familiar territory, McCrae and the movie will likely please most fans of the star in particular and horse-operas in general. As Masterson, a weathered Joel McCrae becomes the town sheriff after his brother, the former sheriff, is killed. Nothing new here; a kindly town doctor played by John McIntire; a lovely widowed saloon keeper, Nancy Gates; a preacher and his prim uptight daughter, James Westerfield and Julie Adams; a friendly townsman and his mentally-challenged brother, Walter Coy and Wright King; and the requisite bad guys, Richard Anderson and Don Haggerty. Besides McCrae, only John McIntire makes much of an impression among the supporting cast.
Director Joseph M. Newman mixes the cliched elements into an entertaining 82 minutes; a few gunfights, a daring rescue, a touch of romance, an attempted rape, fistfights, and the requisite standby, a showdown on the dusty main street of an old western town. “The Gunfight at Dodge City” is no classic of the genre, but rather a routine western that offers all the elements for an afternoon’s entertainment, plus the opportunity to watch an iconic western star, Joel McCrae, at work doing what he loved and did exceptionally well.
Average inexpensive Western.
Joel McCrae is Bat Masterson, saloon owner and now sheriff, newly elected to put an end to the cowboys who come to town on weekends to hoorah the place and frighten the dickens out of the good folk, like Doc John McIntire and Julie Adams, the purty preacher’s daughter.
It resembles so many other routine Westerns of the period that they’re all jumbled together in my head so I think I’ll skip the details of the plot. They’re not important anyway. You’ll have no trouble distinguishing the good guys from the bad guys after the first few minutes. This isn’t the kind of movie that humanizes either the hero or his enemies. Ambiguity? Streng Verboten! As for that titular “shoot out”, McCrae has just been “called out” by his evil rival for the sheriff’s office. Julie Adams begs him not to go. “I don’t want to go,” he replies, “but I’ve got to. That’s the difference between an animal and a man.” Something like that anyhow. Maybe it was, “A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do,” or, “Some things a man can’t ride around.” He confesses to being scared but I don’t know why. The two rivals walk towards each other down the dusty and deserted street. “You call it,” one of them says. And BANG and you-know-who is lying on the ground. It’s all over with in about two minutes.
The real Bat Masterson had nothing to be afraid of. Maybe he didn’t wind up with the breathtaking Julie Adams under the same blanket, which is too bad for him, but he did act, I think, as Time Keeper at some heavyweight championship boxing match, didn’t he? I believe there is a photo of him at ringside. He’s wearing a derby.
Joel McCrae didn’t do badly either. He made his exit after a splendid early Pekinpah movie and spent his adult life married to the estimable Frances Dee. He seemed like a nice guy too and deserved his decent career.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min)
Director Joseph M. Newman
Writer Daniel B. Ullman, Martin Goldsmith
Actors Joel McCrea, Julie Adams, John McIntire
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe (color by) (as De Luxe)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Eastman Color Negative Film, 25T, Type 5248, 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope (filmed in)
Printed Film Format 35mm Film (Color by Deluxe), Eastman Color Print Film, Type 5382, 35 mm