Law and Order. 1932. USA. Directed by Edward L. Cahn. 57 min.
Adapting a novel by W. R. Burnett (Little Ceasar), director Cahn delivers a stylistically innovative, early anti-Western shot through with the violence and cynicism of the gangster era. Walter Huston (whose son, John, contributed to the screenplay) plays a Wyatt Earp–like figure pressed into cleaning up the town of Tombstone—clearly a hopeless task. Harry Carey, star of many early Universal Westerns, lends support.