Monday Movie Madness: Dodge City!


Hello, Posse!


I hope you are well and rested today. I am dragging today. I stayed up to watch the Super Bowl last night. Here it played at 12:30am on Monday morning and lasted until 4:30 am. I'm feeling that one. I'm too old to stay up that long. Funny thing is, I normally stay up until 2-3:30 am on a regular basis but apparently that last hour or so is really too much for me.


I didn't post anything yesterday, which has become unusual for me. I almost always post something every day now. Yesterday I was just not feeling it and I didn't want to grab just anything so I would have something to post. I always want my posts to be about something I want to share with you. Like today.


Our movie today is Dodge City was released in 1939 and stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, and Ann Sheridan. This western was based on a story written by Robert Buckner, an American screenwriter who had great success with this film.


The story takes place in 1872 and follows a Texas cattleman who decides to take on the job of sheriff to clean up the crime he witnessed in Dodge City, Kansas. Dodge City was a major cattletown at the time and known for its lawlessness and brutality. The town is being run by Jeff Surrett (Bruce Cabot). He like things in Dodge City just as they are. But when Wade Hatton (Flynn) comes to town on a cattle drive, he is a moved by the needless death of a young boy. Hatton decides he needs to clean up the town. He becomes sheriff and finds that before he can clean up the town and break Surrett's hold on it, he will have to deal with the townsfolk who want to seek justice on their own.


This was the fifth movie that Flynn and de Havilland starred in together and was one of the highest-grossing movies released in 1939. This movie had a budget of $1,061,000 and grossed $2,532,000. That was quite a success at the time. This film also features Ward Bond and Henry Travers, better know as Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life.


This is a wonderful afternoon family film movie selection. Seeing as how tomorrow is National Pizza Day, how about a quick and Microwave Mug Pizza from Gemma at Bigger Bolder Baking? (<--- click underlined text for recipe) If you read my blogs very often, you know I LOVE Gemma's website and recipes! Be sure to check her out and subscribe to her page. It's totally worth it!


So now you know what time it is, posse! Time to get your snacks and settle in for another great western movie!


Enjoy,

Stephen




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