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Title: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 01, 2011, 02:43:51 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045991/

Just saw the dvd of Law and Order (1953) 7 out of 10.

The dvd has no extras other than the original theatrical trailer, but it's a good watch, and readily available online for like 6 bucks.

 Directed by Nathan Juran, and starring Ronald Reagan as Frame Johnson (a Wyatt Earp-type character). This film is a continuation of the 1932 film of the same name starring Walter Huston. In this movie, Frame moves on after cleaning up Tombstone, and decides to hang up his badge and settle down. (Sound familiar  ;))

In technicolor.



Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: stanton on April 01, 2011, 05:31:11 AM
Mediocre in every respect  3/10


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: cigar joe on April 01, 2011, 05:58:32 AM
Mediocre in every respect  3/10

I don't know if I'd go quite that low but i didn't like it much either.  :)


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 02, 2011, 10:09:20 PM
The ending was dumb; other than that, it was a fun movie.

This is the first Western I have ever seen with a phonograph in it. I wonder how readily available they were when the movie takes place, presumably the 1880's or 1890's


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: cigar joe on April 03, 2011, 03:46:01 AM
What kind was it, I don't remember?

By 1892 Phonographs tin foil cylinder type were around,  Graphophones wax cylinder type sold for $150, by 1899 for $20 with a small version called the "gem" for $7.50.

1895 The Gramophone record type player were in existence, by 1901 they were mass produced.

We have a topic on this in General Discussion.

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=7521.0 (http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=7521.0)


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on April 08, 2011, 01:54:37 AM
What kind was it, I don't remember?

By 1892 Phonographs tin foil cylinder type were around,  Graphophones wax cylinder type sold for $150, by 1899 for $20 with a small version called the "gem" for $7.50.

1895 The Gramophone record type player were in existence, by 1901 they were mass produced.

We have a topic on this in General Discussion.

http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=7521.0 (http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=7521.0)

Oh, there's no way I can tell you what kind of phonograph it was; I have no idea about those things  :)


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: Dust Devil on April 08, 2011, 04:10:02 AM
Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right leg.


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: cigar joe on April 08, 2011, 06:42:59 AM
Oh, there's no way I can tell you what kind of phonograph it was; I have no idea about those things  :)

Its pretty straight forward one uses a needle on a vinyl record on a turntable as we know them, the other uses a needle on horizontaly oriented hollow cylinder.


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: moviesceleton on April 08, 2011, 08:43:01 AM
Chuck Norris is currently suing NBC, claiming Law and Order are trademarked names for his left and right leg.
One of the better Chuck Norris jokes I've heard. O0


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on May 03, 2011, 03:12:44 PM
In the movie, we see Frame Johnson's wife using an indoor water pump. I see in the "Archetypes" thread it says that the Tremont Hotel in Boston was the first with indoor plumbing, in 1829. But that was in a big city in the East; I wonder if any of you know when those indoor water pumps would have been widely in use in homes in Western towns?


Title: Re: Law and Order (1953)
Post by: cigar joe on May 03, 2011, 07:57:19 PM
If you built your house over your well you could use that type of pump, or if you had a spring you could gravity feed to a cistern under the house and have a pump, draw up water to where you wanted it. I've seen an illustration dated 1450 of a pump that uses that same concept of course it doesn't quite look like the one we see in Westerns.