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3 Bad Men (1926)

 -  Romance | Western  -  28 August 1926 (USA)
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Three outlaws come to the aid of a young girl after her father is killed.

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Olive Borden ...
Lou Tellegen ...
Tom Santschi ...
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Frank Campeau ...
Priscilla Bonner ...
Millie
Otis Harlan ...
Zach Little
Phyllis Haver ...
Lily
George Harris ...
Joe Minsk (as Georgie Harris)
Alec B. Francis ...
Reverend Benson (as Alec Francis)
Jay Hunt ...
Nat Lucas
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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

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gold | outlaw | sheriff | chase | land rush | See more »

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

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Romance | Western

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28 August 1926 (USA)  »

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Title Card: Mike Costigan and 'Spade' Allen weren't exactly thieves - but they had a habit of finding horses that nobody had lost
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Modest Western
22 October 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

Not one of Ford's better oaters, "3 Bad Men" is nonetheless a modest and satisfactory silent Western, with comic touches and serviceable storyline of three outlaws rescuing a young abandoned girl after her mother is killed in the wild west. While the able players (George O'Brien, Tom Santischi, Olive Borden, Priscilla Bonner, J. Farrel MacDonald) are in good form, the film is chiefly notable for its superlatively evocative photography, the shots of gorgeous exteriors and the typically Fordian long shot of epic landscape & riders on the horizon. It is very poetic and well-made.

Look for that exciting sequence of the Dakota land rush.


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