About the film
Flame of the West
Release Date: June 25, 1945
|Slogan||:||«LAW COMES TO THE FLAMING FRONTIER!...where gun-law is the only LAW!»|
|Production Companies||:||Monogram Pictures|
|Producers||:||Scott R. Dunlap|
|Writers||:||Adele Buffington, Bennett Foster|
Flame of the West has always attracted more attention than most of Johnny Mack Brown's Monogram westerns, if for no other reason than the offbeat casting of Douglass Dumbrille. Usually seen in villainous roles, Dumbrille herein offers a sincere, effective performance as a scrupulously honest US marshal named Nightlander. When he takes on a gang of crooked gamblers, Nightlander is shot down in cold blood, compelling frontier doctor John Poole (Johnny Mack Brown) to put his Hippocratic oath on the back burner and strap on the shootin' irons.