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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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Dan Mitchell: I understand you filed for reelection next fall, Bravo.
Sheriff Bravo Trimble: Yeah, they talked me into it. I figured on opening up a saloon or maybe going back to practicing dentistry. But somebody has got to keep law and order in the county.

Sheriff Bravo Trimble: Just one little game, Annie.

Sherry Balder: Oh, Dan, if you care anything about me at all, take me away.
Dan Mitchell: Sherry, I... I wouldn't be any good to you running away. Being afraid would take half the fun out of life for me.

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