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Bad Lands (1939)

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A posse of nine and Sheriff Bill Cummings set out after a renegade named Apache Jack, who has murdered the wife of Lopez, one of the posse members. The others are Rayburn, Chic Lyman, Billy... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Barrat ...
Sheriff Bill Cummings
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Chick Lyman
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Billy Sweet (as Guinn Williams)
Andy Clyde ...
Cluff
Paul Hurst ...
Curly Tom
Robert Coote ...
Eaton
Addison Richards ...
Rayburn
Douglas Walton ...
Bob Mulford
Francis Ford ...
Charlie Garth
Francis McDonald ...
Manuel Lopez
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A posse of nine and Sheriff Bill Cummings set out after a renegade named Apache Jack, who has murdered the wife of Lopez, one of the posse members. The others are Rayburn, Chic Lyman, Billy Sweet, Bob Mulford, Curley Tom, Eaton, Garth and an old prospector named Cluff. Apache Jack leads them into Indian country where they come across an oasis in a gully wash. They not only find water but also a natural of vein of silver. Sheriff Cummings prevents any of them from returning to town to file a mining claim. The next morning, Eaton is missing and all of the horses are gone. Then Cluff is killed in an ambush. The posse is trapped by an unseen enemy. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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posse | sheriff | oasis | water | renegade | See more »

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Stark vengeance...reckless courage...white hot hate...Lightning gun play...Plunging action every blazing minute...ARIZONA IS BORN! See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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28 August 1939 (USA)  »

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Jagd auf Apachen-Jack  »

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One of the characters refers to the ten of spades as the death card. Most card readers/ fortune tellers refer to the ace of spades as the death card. The ten of spades is most often interpreted as indicating a journey (though, to be fair, death could be seen as a journey). See more »

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[The posse is surrounded by Apaches who communicate with smoke signals]
Charlie Garth: They sure say a lot with a little smoke.
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Version of Lost Patrol (1929) See more »

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BAD LANDS WAS "BAD" !
8 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Western stories are one of my best enjoyments, however, Bad Lands 1939 just did not hold my attention at all, the only two actors in this film who carried the picture on their backs were, Noah Beery Jr.,(Chick Layman) "Riverboat" '59 TV Series, who was the son of veteran actor Wallace Berry. The other actor, John Payne (Apache Jack) "Tin Pan Alley '40 who was a singer in many film musicals in the 20's. John Payne and Noah Beery were just starting out in their film career's and if you like these actors, the film is worth watching.


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