MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,322 this week

The Bad Man (1941)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  28 March 1941 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 180 users  
Reviews: 10 user

Lopez is a bandit who has stolen the herd at Gil's ranch, so Hardy is about to foreclose. But Lucia has come back from New York and Gil is happy until he meets her husband, Morgan. Saying ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2073 titles
created 11 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1334 titles
created 15 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 210 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "The Bad Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Bad Man (1941)

The Bad Man (1941) on IMDb 5.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Bad Man.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

T-Man Brass Bancroft goes undercover in a prison which has a secret counterfeit operation set up in the print shop.

Director: Terry O. Morse
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Margot Stevenson, Eddie Foy Jr.
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A waitress at the Warner Brothers commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when actors Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan agree to help her.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson
Hong Kong (1952)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The theft of a jeweled treasure is within an adventurer's grasp; he is restrained by his love for a good woman.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Nigel Bruce
Short | Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Narrated by Ronald Reagan, this Warner Brothers short in support of the war effort focuses on the exploits of Army Air Corps Captain Hewett T. Wheless and his exploits just after the U.S. ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Hewitt T. Wheless, Ronald Reagan, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young man just released from a reformatory moves to a new neighborhood with his sister, intending to start a new life. However, he gets mixed up with the local mob boss and corrupt ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Billy Halop, Bernard Punsly
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An insurance adjustor tangles with a big insurance-fraud gang.

Director: William Clemens
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Sheila Bromley, Gloria Blondell
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Professor Hardwick teaches at Winfield College and detests the new swing music that is the craze. He has written a rhapsody which he takes to New York to be published. Staying with his Aunt... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dick Powell, Gale Page
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room,... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Glamour artist Bob Randolph is world famous for his paintings of a stunning beauty dubbed "The Randolph Girl". What the world doesn't know is that his pin-up creation is really a composite ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, Eddie Bracken
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A paroled convict's efforts to improve conditions at a boys' reform school alarm the school's corrupt warden, who has been embezzling funds from the institution. He hatches a plan to derail... See full summary »

Directors: Ewald André Dupont, Lewis Seiler
Stars: The 'Dead End' Kids, Margaret Lindsay, Ronald Reagan
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Promoter Ed Hatch comes to the Ozarks with his slow-witted wrestler Joe Skopapoulos whom he pits against a hillbilly Amazon blacksmith, Sadie Horn. Joe falls in love with her and won't ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Tom Conway ...
...
Nydia Westman ...
Charles Stevens ...
Edit

Storyline

Lopez is a bandit who has stolen the herd at Gil's ranch, so Hardy is about to foreclose. But Lucia has come back from New York and Gil is happy until he meets her husband, Morgan. Saying that they are friends, Morgan wants to buy the ranch before Hardy forecloses, and Gil will sell, but Lopez shows up with all his men and holds them all captive. Lopez has his own law, carried out with a 44 - and he plans to settle everything according to his vision of life. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

REWARD! for the capture of Pancho Lopez DEAD OR ALIVE!

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bandido Romântico  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

'Henry O'Neill' was listed as a cast member in a production chart, but he did not appear in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Just Write (1997) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great cast with some script errors but still fun

Trombonehead got one thing wrong: Wallace Beery's "Mexican" accent is not the worst of all time. It's only third worst.

Lafe McKee probably should have been shot for his in some small Western, the name of which I can't remember, and Marlon Brando's, in "Viva Zapata" was the second worst.

Other, though, than his poor accent, Berry's characterization is pretty funny, although it doesn't seem to translate well from the stage to the screen.

Lionel Barrymore was rather -- and I apologize for the cliché -- over the top, but he had some great lines and characterization.

Ronald Reagan, in an unusual loan-out from Warners, looked great, and did a very good job as the hero. Laraine Day looked great, too, and was mostly quite believable.

Tom Conway is another under-rated actor, and his role was rather thankless, but he looked and sounded very good.

Chris-Pin Martin, on the other hand, was outstanding ... although he nearly always was. Whenever he was on screen, he drew the viewer's attention. He was a great talent.

In his mini-bio, Gary Brumburgh calls Nydia Westman "adorable." That says it perfectly. She stood out in every scene she was in.

Perhaps the reason so many commenters here rate this film low is that it seems to start out as a serious Western, and that it is really a comedy doesn't become apparent till later.

I'll admit it took me a while to realize it, but when I found myself laughing at, especially, Barrymore's "shoot him" and other extreme comments, I finally caught on.

I seriously recommend the people who didn't like this to give it another chance; and anyone who hasn't seen it, I urge you to do so.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I always have a smile when I see Wallace Beery Bussssss69
Beery's sparkly sequin jacket... Brillig13
Discuss The Bad Man (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page