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Honky Tonk

Released Oct 1, 1941 1h 45m Western List
Reviews 72% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
In the 1880s, con man Candy Johnson (Clark Gable) settles in Yellow Creek after meeting the town's beautiful and smart resident Elizabeth Cotton (Lana Turner) on a train. Candy recognizes Elizabeth's father, Judge Cotton (Frank Morgan) as a one-time con man, but the judge has turned his life around and hopes to keep Candy away from his daughter. With tips from old flame "Gold Dust" (Claire Trevor), Candy gradually takes control of the town but is brought up short by Elizabeth's plans. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Though prepsoterously plotted, this vivid and colorful Western allows Clark Gable to show his macho charm and Lana Turner her sex appeal. Rated: B- Jun 10, 2011 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Way too sudsy for a Western. Rated: C Jul 3, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Some darker moments but overall really fun. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/15/23 Full Review deke p 1941 ! GREAT CAST! LANA TURNER Bueaufo!, CLARK GABLE! & the Wizard from Oz. & MARJORIE MAIN. Fun bit of fluff. Giving it 3 1/2 RT stars. Saw pm tv 8.3.22, & Note to sef: next time pay more attention, from alpha omega. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review ashley h Honky Tonk is an incredible film. It is about grifter Candy Johnson who rises to be the corrupt boss of Yellow Creek. Clark Gable and Lana Turner give excellent performances. The screenplay is well written. Jack Conway did a great job directing this movie. Honky Tonk is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member good western gr8 chemistry Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Lana and Clark have great chemistry and make the simple script better than it really is. Frank Morgan add a great deal to the mix as her father. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member great chem between turner & gable Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In the 1880s, con man Candy Johnson (Clark Gable) settles in Yellow Creek after meeting the town's beautiful and smart resident Elizabeth Cotton (Lana Turner) on a train. Candy recognizes Elizabeth's father, Judge Cotton (Frank Morgan) as a one-time con man, but the judge has turned his life around and hopes to keep Candy away from his daughter. With tips from old flame "Gold Dust" (Claire Trevor), Candy gradually takes control of the town but is brought up short by Elizabeth's plans.
Director
Jack Conway
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 1, 1941, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 2, 2017
Runtime
1h 45m
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