Sunday, March 8, 2015

Abilene Town (1946)

An American western directed by Edwin L. Marin, starring Randolph Scott and Ann Dvorak.
A town marshall helps the county sheriff when a feud over land and town erupts. Settlers have arrived in a town at the end of a cattle trail and are at odds with the cowboys. The marshall and sheriff stand with the settlers to drive out the cowboys.
This was alright, I guess. The audio and video were primitive, but there were no editing mistakes. The pace was relatively quick, although the hour and a half duration would indicate otherwise. I think I may have seen some scenes that were speeded up during the cattle stampede. The plot and characters were pretty standard for a western of this time. Style was basic and standard, but not really lacking too much. The sheriff was very attached to a card game called fantan which he played with an older woman and the marshall. It might be a little boring to some folks. I rate it tolerable.

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