MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,766 this week

3 Bad Men (1926)

 -  Romance | Western  -  28 August 1926 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 520 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 8 critic

Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

Director:

Writers:

(suggested by the novel: "Over the Border"), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 33 titles
created 16 Feb 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 13 Apr 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "3 Bad Men" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 3 Bad Men (1926)

3 Bad Men (1926) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 3 Bad Men.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pilgrimage (1933)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: John Ford
Stars: Henrietta Crosman, Heather Angel, Norman Foster
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Aboard the freighter Glencairn, the lives of the crew are lived out in fear, loneliness, suspicion and cameraderie. The men smuggle drink and women aboard, fight with each other, spy on ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter
Tobacco Road (1941)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Shiftless Jeeter Lester and his family of hillbilly stereotypes live in a rural backwater where their ancestors were once wealthy planters. Their slapstick existence is threatened by a ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Charley Grapewin, Gene Tierney, Marjorie Rambeau
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Ellen McHugh, a poor Irish immigrant to America, finds work in a carnival and is thus able to send her son Brian to a fine school. But when her position is found out, the school expels ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Belle Bennett, Philippe De Lacy, Victor McLaglen
Up the River (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Luce, Warren Hymer
Western | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Respected black cavalry Sergeant Brax Rutledge stands court-martial for raping and killing a white woman and murdering her father, his superior officer.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Woody Strode, Constance Towers
3 Godfathers (1948)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When 3 outlaws on the run find a dying woman and her newborn baby in the desert they vow to save the child.

Director: John Ford
Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr.
Certificate: Passed Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Trovatosi in grosse difficoltà economiche, un vecchio nobiluomo irlandese è costretto a vendere parte della propria scuderia ad un possidente Americano, che si porta via anche il suo ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Leslie Fenton, Willard Louis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: John Ford
Stars: Gertrude Astor, Peaches Jackson, J. Farrell MacDonald
Thank You (1925)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: John Ford
Stars: Alec B. Francis, Jacqueline Logan, George O'Brien
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Captain Donald King of the British Army goes to India just as World War I breaks out, convincing his comrades that he is a coward. In reality, he is on a secret mission to rescue British ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Victor McLaglen, Myrna Loy, David Torrence
Air Mail (1932)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Level headed Mike Miller runs Desert Airport, an air mail base full of daring young pilots risking their lives to get the mail through-regardless of the weather. Following the death of one ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ralph Bellamy, Gloria Stuart
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Lou Tellegen ...
Tom Santschi ...
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Frank Campeau ...
Priscilla Bonner ...
Otis Harlan ...
Zach Little
...
Lily
George Harris ...
Joe Minsk (as Georgie Harris)
Alec B. Francis ...
Rev. Benson (as Alec Francis)
Jay Hunt ...
Nat Lucas
Edit

Storyline

In 1876, an old man finds gold in the Sioux lands, provoking a gold and land rush from immigrants to Dakota. On the way to Custer, the lonely cowboy Dan O'Malley helps to fix the wheel of Mr. Carlton's wagon and flirts with his daughter Lee Carlton. Later, Lee and her father are attacked by horse thieves and Mr. Carlton is murdered; however, the outlaws "Bull" Stanley, Mike Costigan and "Spade" Allen save her from the criminals and head with her to the camp where the pioneers are waiting for President Grant proclamation to explore the lands. In the site, the corrupt Sheriff Layne Hunter rules with his henchmen with horror and injustice. The trio of outlaws decides that Lee needs to get married and select Dan to be her husband. When Bull's sister Millie Stanley is murdered by Hunter's right arm Nat Lucas, "Bull" organizes the men to chase Hunter. But it is 1877 and the gold and land race of wagons is ready to start. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

outlaw | gold | chase | sheriff | land rush | See All (13) »

Taglines:

Civilization marches West - Homesteaders in search of gold, liberty and happiness. (original 11x14 lobby card) See more »

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 August 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three Bad Men  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Dan O'Malley: Am I seein' things - or is them million wagons on the square?
See more »

Connections

Featured in Directed by John Ford (1971) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Very good acting and cinematography. Extremely realistic .
10 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film convinces me that John Ford deserves his legendary status. He seems to have had his unique gift for cinema story telling from his beginnings. This is a starkly realistic tale depicting , unromantically , some of the brutal hardship of the late 19th century west.

There is great poignancy in the loyalty and ethos which surface in even the most "bad" of men. To convey this in a silent film , with fairly minimal use of dialogue screens , required some pretty good acting and good camera work. There are several protracted facial studies which convey the critical messages very eloquently. Through most of the film I forgot that there was no "talking" dialogue. There are some surprisingly "contemporary" humor lines on the dialogue screens , not typical of westerns but quite typical of Fords evolving love of pathos.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Ending finlay6
When was Moses when the lights went out? Saturnome
I swear I just saw 'Iron Eyes Cody'!! (~don't pollute~ Native American) bettiegia
Discuss 3 Bad Men (1926) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?