Law and Order (1932 film)

Law and Order
Directed by Edward L. Cahn
Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.
Written by Tom Reed
John Huston
Starring Walter Huston
Harry Carey
Andy Devine
Russell Hopton
Russell Simpson
Music by David Broekman
David Klatzkin
Cinematography Jackson Rose
Edited by Philip Cahn
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • February 28, 1932 (1932-02-28)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Law and Order is a 1932 American pre-Code Western film starring Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Andy Devine, Russell Hopton and Russell Simpson. It was the first movie to depict the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, in Tombstone, Arizona.[1]

The film is based on the novel Saint Johnson, by W. R. Burnett. Walter Huston plays the part of lawman Frame Johnson, a fictionalized version of Wyatt Earp, and Russell Hopton plays his brother Luther Johnson. One of the best early Westerns in its character development, Law and Order features a script by John Huston, Walter's soon-to-be-famous son, and Tom Reed, who provided dialog for many movies in the 1930s and 1940s. Because of changes made during the film's production, all scenes involving the actress Lois Wilson were cut prior to the film's release.[2]


  1. Chennault, Nicholas (September 2, 2015). "Wyatt Earp Archives". Great Western Movies. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  2. Drew, William M. (1989). Speaking of Silents. Vestal, New York: Vestal Press. p. 270. ISBN 0-911572-81-3.

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