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Bad Men of Missouri (1941)

Passed | | Action, History, Romance | 26 July 1941 (USA)
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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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 roaring epic of the bandit-heroes who out-shot the James Boys and out-rode the Daltons! (original print ad) See more »


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Humphrey Bogart rejected a role in this film, with the words "Are you kidding?" See more »

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Gwine to Rune All Night
("De Camptown Races") (1850) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played at the wagon train campfire
Variations played as background music often
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Well told, entertaining story about the Younger brothers.
1 September 2003 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Ray Enright was a good director for westerns , they all have a special quality. Enright went back to the same theme again (Jesse James and the Youngers) in 1950 with "Kansas Raiders". "Bad Men" is an entertaining film with a trio of excellent actors: Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris and Arthur Kennedy. It also has Jane Wyman. The story is about the Younger brothers and how after the war their land was taken away, and they became outlaws, Robin Hood style. They eventually join up with Jesse James. This film does not seem to have been made such long ago as 1941, it looks surprisingly modern.


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