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The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)

Passed | | Western | 31 December 1937 (USA)
An outlaw re-unites with his long-lost son, steers him away from a boxing career and sends him to law school. When his son returns, a lot has changed.



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Complete credited cast:
Loretta Douglas
Jeffrey Burton
Eight Ball Harrison
'Buzz' McCreedy
'Vulch' McCreedy (as Guinn Williams)
'Doc' Laramie
Ambrose Crocker
Barney Lane
'Hank' Summers


An outlaw re-unites with his long-lost son, steers him away from a boxing career and sends him to law school. When his son returns, a lot has changed.

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SEE: "Trigger Bill" in action! THE HOLD-UP! THE SILVER STRIKE! THE CANARSIE KID turns fighting U.S. Marshall! ROMANCE imperilled by "the last of the bad men" (original ad - misspelled words {Marshall; imperilled} included) See more »




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Release Date:

31 December 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arizona Bill  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was first telecast in Seattle Sunday 25 November 1956 on KING (Channel 5); it first aired in Philadelphia 30 December 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Minneapolis 12 January 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), by Chicago 13 January 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), by New York City Tuesday 15 January 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Portland OR 17 January 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), by Altoona PA Friday 18 January 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), by Los Angeles Thursday 7 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and by Hartford CT 28 March 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18); in San Francisco it was first aired 2 December 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »


Featured in Behind the Movie Lens (1938) See more »


Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played at the wedding
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A real Wallace Beery classic
27 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

When watching this movie you have to remember the time frame it was filmed in. The humor displayed has been repeated through the years, but here it was cutting edge. The character portrayed by Beery was incredible. I only wish I could find a copy of this movie for my personal collection. OKeefe is the perfect foil for the rascally character played by Beery. You have to pay attention to what is happening all around the characters to appreciate the cold blooded humor this movie contains. If you get the chance, see it. If you get the chance tape it. The scene where the campfire is dying out and BEERY takes his new found son's blanket is a classic piece of work. You have to laugh out loud in this movie. I wish I could have caught it uncut on the big screen (at least as big as they were in the thirties)

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