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Abilene Town (1946) was a Western - Romance Film directed by Edwin L. Marin and produced by Herbert J. Biberman and Jules Levey.


Pioneer town Abilene, Kansas, is the setting in which tensions between long-settled cattle ranchers and new homesteaders play out. Abilene sits at the tail of a livestock path that stretches all the way to Texas. Its inhabitants include a dipsomaniac sheriff, a true-hearted dance-hall girl, a sweet shopkeeper, a dangerously alluring barmaid, and a two-fisted town marshal. The community-at-large is split in half between those who want this place to stay a rowdy frontier town and those who yearn to change it into a tranquil place where they can raise a family. Based on the novel Trail Town by Ernest Haycox.

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Rita: You know, I think what I like least about you is you're so sure of yourself.
Dan Mitchell: When a man rides down the middle of Texas Street, confidence is all he's got.

Dan Mitchell: Funny, you never know who's going to fire the first shot until the fight begins.

Rita: You ought to grow a beard, too.
Dan Mitchell: When you wear a sun bonnet and apron, I'll grow a beard.
Rita: When I wear a sun bonnet and apron, I'll grow a beard.

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