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Bad Men of Missouri (1941)

Passed  -  Action | History | Romance  -  26 July 1941 (USA)
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The Younger brothers, Cole (Dennis Morgan), Bob (Wayne Morris) and Jim (Arthur Kennedy), return to Missouri after the Civil War with intent to avenge the misdeeds of William Merrick (Victor... See full summary »

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Mr. Pettibone
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Greg Bilson (as Howard da Silva)
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Martha Adams
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Hank Younger
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Erville Alderson ...
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The Younger brothers, Cole (Dennis Morgan), Bob (Wayne Morris) and Jim (Arthur Kennedy), return to Missouri after the Civil War with intent to avenge the misdeeds of William Merrick (Victor Jory), a crooked banker who has been buying up warrants on back-taxes and dispossessing the farmers. Henry Younger (Russell Simpson), their father, has been killed by a Merrick henchman and, then, Cole is framed on a murder rap. The brothers escape and then begin a series of bank and train robberies, primarily stealing from Merrick and turning the loot over to the farmers. Jim, in love with Mary Hathaway (Jane Wyman), is lured into Harrisonville and jailed. Cole and Bob ride to rescue him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE RECKLESS adventure of "DODGE CITY!"...THE ROARING action of "VIRGINIA CITY"!...THE LUSTY thrills of 'SANTA FE TRAIL"! See more »


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The Robin Hoods Of Missouri
23 November 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Someone must have been looking at the success that 20th Century Fox and Darryl F. Zanuck were enjoying with the release of Jesse James two years earlier with Tyrone Power and Henry Fonda. The reasoning must have gone with Jack Warner that we would have even more success with those other Missouri bad men, the Younger Brothers. There are three of them and only two of the James boys.

Warner Brothers did not give Bad Men Of Missouri the A picture treatment the way Zanuck did with Jesse James. This was definitely a B film, but it did have its assets, chief of which are three of Warner Brothers younger contract players, Dennis Morgan, Arthur Kennedy, and Wayne Morris playing the Youngers. They do a fine job in the leads and like the James brothers they are portrayed as the Robin Hoods of post Civil War Missouri.

In Jesse James, the brothers take to the outlaw ways because the railroad is trying to grab land and their agents kill the James brothers mother, Jane Darwell, and burn down the family farm. In this film it's the Younger Brothers father played by Russell Simpson who is killed when land grabbers are trying to steal the Younger property.

After that the film follows pretty much the plot of Jesse James. But being that the real story of the Younger Brothers is not as known as Jesse and Frank James, a great deal more liberty is taken with the plot.

Faye Emerson and Jane Wyman are the girl friends of two of the Youngers. The villains are land agent Victor Jory and his chief henchman Howard DaSilva. Walter Catlett as a very good part he makes the most of as Jory's bumbling bookkeeper. Alan Baxter plays Jesse James and he's most definitely supporting the brothers.

Bad Men Of Missouri follows the typical Hollywood pattern of taking real characters of the west and weaving whole new plots around their lives. Still it moves at a very fast clip which for B western fans should be fun. After all you don't want any riding and shooting to be hampered by too much dialog.


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