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3 Bad Men (1926)

Unrated  |   |  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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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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The romance of a girl in the land of promise. (original 11x14 lobby card) See more »

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Romance | Western

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Three Bad Men  »

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Goofs

During the bathing sequence, the tent appears to be normal size from the outside, but it is several times as big in the interior shots. See more »

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intertitle: Cleanliness is next to Godliness - that's why Saturday night comes before Sunday.
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Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
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Traditional Southern ballad (1840s) rewritten by James L. Bland (1878)
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Terrific early Ford
11 September 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

3 Bad Men (as the title card shows it) is an outstanding example of the silent western and one of John Ford's earliest triumphs. The photography is stunning and the land rush sequences truly impressive, and while the story of redemption and sacrifice is predictable it is nonetheless still moving.


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