The Lawless (1950)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.


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14 December 2011 | rsda
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| Finally on TCM..................a really worthwhile film
THE DIVIDING LINE originally called THE LAWLESS in the States is a brilliant film from Joseph Losey. I suppose the American title may have sounded like a Western film so they changed it for England. What it is, is a indictment of the racial emotions and fears of the 1950's in America. The cast is superb. MacDonald Carey has never been better and he has always been an under rated performer in films. Also Gail Russell gives a performance of such honesty and naturalness that you feel you are seeing her for the first time. She was always a great beauty and good leading lady but here she proves that her early death is even more tragic because of what we know she was capable of. The film is unmissable.

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Release Date:

9 June 1950

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Grass Valley, California, USA

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