Lawless

The Lawless

Director: Joseph Losey

Cast: Joseph Losey, MacDonald Carey, Gail Russell, Lalo Rios

     
 

The Lawless was director Joseph Losey's second feature-length film. The story concerns a group of Mexican-American migrant workers who are subjected to all sorts of abuse and intolerance by their California bosses. A violent clash between whites and Latinos at a dance results in a torrent of bigotry. Seemingly the only Californian willing to champion the…  See more details below

Overview

The Lawless was director Joseph Losey's second feature-length film. The story concerns a group of Mexican-American migrant workers who are subjected to all sorts of abuse and intolerance by their California bosses. A violent clash between whites and Latinos at a dance results in a torrent of bigotry. Seemingly the only Californian willing to champion the workers' cause is crusading newspaperman Larry Wilder, and soon he too is the victim of senseless mob violence. The story boils to a manhunt for a fugitive fruit-picker who has been accused of fomenting the aforementioned riot. Director Losey, producers William Pine and William Thomas and screenwriter Geoffrey Homes (aka Daniel Mainwaring) are to be commended for tackling a controversial issue in an honest, no-nonsense fashion; even so, the film ends in standard Hollywood-liberal fashion with a white man coming to the rescue.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/29/2012
UPC:
0887090039307
Original Release:
1950
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:23:00
Sales rank:
38,050

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
MacDonald Carey Larry Wilder
Gail Russell Sunny Garcia
Lalo Rios Paul Rodriguez
John Hoyt Ed Ferguson
Johnny Sands Joe Ferguson
Lee Patrick Jan Dawson
Maurice Jara Lopo Chavez
Walter Reed Jim Wilson
Argentina Brunetti Mrs. Rodriguez
William Edmunds Mr. Jensen
Gloria Winters Mildred Jensen
John Davis Harry Pawling
Martha Hyer Caroline Tyler
Frank Fenton Mr. Prentis
Paul Harvey Chief of Police Blake
Felipe Turich Mr. Rodriguez
Ian MacDonald Sgt. Al Peters
Noel Reyburn Fred Jackson
Tab Hunter Frank O'Brien
Russ Conway Eldredge
Robert B. Williams Boswell
James Bush Anderson
Julia Faye Mrs. Jensen
Howard Negley Pete Cassell
Gordon Nelson Cadwallader
Frank Ferguson Carl Green
Ray Hyke Motorcycle Officer
Pedro de Cordoba Mr. Garcia
Herbert Anderson Jonas Creel
John Murphy Mayor

Technical Credits
Joseph Losey Director
David Chudnow Musical Direction/Supervision
Lewis H. Creber Art Director
Roy Hunt Cinematographer
Alfred E. Kegerris Set Decoration/Design
Daniel Mainwaring Screenwriter
Mahlon Merrick Score Composer
William Pine Producer
Howard A. Smith Editor
William C. Thomas Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Lawless
1. Chapter 1 [:12]
1. Opening [6:25]
2. Two Sides [9:05]
3. Sleepy Hollow [9:39]
4. On the Run [16:35]
5. Manhunt [9:32]
6. Blind Justice [14:04]
7. Mob Rules [9:53]
8. The Aftermath [7:08]

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