MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 14,315 this week

The Local Bad Man (1932)

Passed  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  15 January 1932 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 28 users  
Reviews: 2 user

The Murdock's bank is in trouble. So they ship money on the train and rob it to get back the money plus the insurance, Bonner and his two pals recover the money only to be thrown in jail.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay) (as Phil White)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 710 titles
created 20 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
 
a list of 144 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Local Bad Man (1932)

The Local Bad Man (1932) on IMDb 5.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Local Bad Man.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
Marion Meade
Hooper Atchley ...
Joe Murdock
Edward Hearn ...
Ben Murdock
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Sheriff Hickory (as Edward Peil)
Jack Clifford ...
Railroad Station-Agent Andrew McKee
Skeeter Bill Robbins ...
Skeeter Cole (as 'Skeeter Bill' Robbins)
Milton Brown ...
Horsetail Wright (as Milt Brown)
Edit

Storyline

The Murdock's bank is in trouble. So they ship money on the train and rob it to get back the money plus the insurance, Bonner and his two pals recover the money only to be thrown in jail. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Passed
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 January 1932 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A lot better than the average B-western.
28 December 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Hoot Gibson was an odd film star during the 1930s. While the silent era seemed to have its share of ordinary looking western heroes (William S. Hart is a great example) and he was a big star in the 20s, the 1930s and 40s saw a proliferation of a new sort of cowboy hero--the pretty guy who, in many cases, loved to sing. Yet, unlike the likes of Roy Rogers, Hoot Gibson continued making films despite being a very ordinary looking guy--and he never sang a note in any of the films I have seen. To make up for this lack of flash, many of Gibson's films have a dash of humor tossed in and the results stack up very well to the pretty-boy films of the era--and, in my opinion, are a bit better.

Here in "The Local Bad Man", Hoot plays an odd role--the community hot-head. While he isn't evil he does have more than his share of brushes with the law. Because of this and his reputation for a man who hates the railroads, two evil jerks decide to frame him for a train robbery in order to hide all the funds they've misappropriated from the bank. Can Hoot stop them before it's too late AND get the girl? Tune in and see.

Gibson once again turns in a likable performance as his 'everyman hero'--the sort of guy folks in the audience could relate to and possibly become. In addition, nice dialog and some good action (Hoot appears to be doing his own stunts--some of which look pretty dangerous) make this a fun outing. Not a brilliant film by any stretch, but far, far better than you'd expect from yet another low-budget B-western. Worth a look.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Local Bad Man (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?