From: jimdohertyjr (
Date: 06 Apr 2006

Re MY comments below:

> One was entitled WAY OUT WEST, a multi-chapter serial which, like
> second feature to be entitled LAW & ORDER, starred Johnny Mack
> Brown. There was little of the Earp/Clanton feud to be found in
> one. Nevertheless, Burnett's SAINT JOHNSON was credited as the
> source material.

A correction here. The title was WILD WEST DAYS (I was apparently, confusing it with the Laurel & Hardy feature), released by Universal in 1937. Interestingly, it preceded Brown's feature-length version of LAW & ORDER by several years.
> The second, coming just a year after the first LAW & ORDER, also
> starred Walter Huston. It was called BEAST OF THE CITY. In this
> one, Burnett, one of the credited screenwriters, reversed the usual
> pattern done with film versions of his work (that is taking a
> gangster story and reworking it as a western) and instead took his
> western and reworked it as a gangster story.

Another correction. BEAST OF THE CITY and the Huston version of LAW
& ORDER were apparently relased the same year (1932). In fact, BEAST may have preceded L&O.


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