MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 50,264 this week

Bad Bascomb (1946)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  7 November 1946 (Sweden)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 285 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 2 critic

It's just after the civil war when the elderly outlaw Bascomb and his gang try to rob a bank. They run into a trap as officers are waiting in ambush. Bascomb and the cold blooded killer ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (as William Lipman) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 83 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1217 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 760 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
 
a list of 727 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 6693 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Bad Bascomb" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bad Bascomb (1946)

Bad Bascomb (1946) on IMDb 6.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bad Bascomb.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins
Lost Angel (1943)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Alpha's been raised along scientific principles, and will make Mike Regan a great human interest story for his paper. But when his interview prompts Alpha to run away from the institute and... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, James Craig, Marsha Hunt
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In the 1600s, cowardly Sir Simon of Canterville flees a duel and seeks solace in the family castle. His ashamed father seals him in the room where he is hiding and dooms him to life as a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Meg, a young ballet student, idolizes the school's top ballerina, the shallow Ariane Bouchet. Meg is distressed when she learns visiting prima ballerina Darina rather than Bouchet will play... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Cyd Charisse, Karin Booth
Swamp Water (1941)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

Directors: Jean Renoir, Irving Pichel
Stars: Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

It had been forty years since Richard, James and Theodore insulted The O'Monahan and he put a vexing blessing on them. All three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Margaret O'Brien, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone
Rationing (1944)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Willis Goldbeck
Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Honest Plush Brannon is a con-man thrown out of the Barbary Coast in San Francisco in the 1880s and headed for the gold rush region of Nevada. He discovers a real mine which lead to several complications.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Wallace Beery, Binnie Barnes, John Carradine
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sergeant "Hap" Doan, heartbroken that the Nineteenth Cavalry, in which he has served for so many years, is to be mechanized and replenished with twenty recent draftees, goes on a drinking ... See full summary »

Directors: S. Sylvan Simon, Richard Thorpe
Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone
Wyoming (1940)
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With the army after him and his partner deserting, Reb decides that a change of scenery would be nice so he heads for Wyoming with Dave. To show his gratitude to Dave, he steals his horse ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Ann Rutherford
Drama | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Wallace Beery, Tom Drake, James Gleason
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

"Slag" McGurk, a former boxing champ living on memories of glories past, spends his days and nights as a bouncer/braggert/boozer at Glenson's saloon. But when "Slag" stumbles upon a young ... See full summary »

Director: John Waters
Stars: Wallace Beery, Dean Stockwell, Edward Arnold
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Marjorie Main ...
Abbey Hanks
J. Carrol Naish ...
Bart Yancy
Frances Rafferty ...
Dora McCabe
...
Jimmy Holden
Russell Simpson ...
Elijah Walker
Warner Anderson ...
Luther Mason
...
John Fulton
Connie Gilchrist ...
Annie Freemont
Sara Haden ...
Tillie Lovejoy
Renie Riano ...
Lucy Lovejoy
Jane Green ...
Hannah McCabe
Henry O'Neill ...
Gov. Winton
Frank Darien ...
Elder Moab McCabe
Edit

Storyline

It's just after the civil war when the elderly outlaw Bascomb and his gang try to rob a bank. They run into a trap as officers are waiting in ambush. Bascomb and the cold blooded killer Yancy escape and join a Mormon wagon train heading for Utah. They learn there is gold hidden on the train and eventually Yancy finds it. The plan is to take the gold and flee but a nine year old girl has become attached to Bascomb and Bascomb is beginning to change his mind. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Thrill for Thrill ! Laugh for Laugh !

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 1946 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Vence a Coragem  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 1, 1948 with Wallace Beery, Coleen Gray and Margaret O'Brien reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Bascomb said that he didn't want anything to do with marriage. But in one scene with Margaret O'Brien one can see Beery's wedding ring. See more »

Connections

Featured in Private Screenings: Child Stars (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Charmer
21 March 2006 | by (BC) – See all my reviews

By all accounts, Wallace Beery was a coarse and miserable A-hole off camera. It's no surprise the man lacked refinement, just look at him, but I hope he wasn't quite the jerk biographers have painted him since his death in 1949. I've always enjoyed watching Wallace Beery movies, if his personality was something less than desirable in real life you'd never know it from many of his films, where the man is just simply...lovable. And if it was only that way on screen, then that's all that really matters I guess. Beery played a persona that made him a good living, and he always delivered the goods once the cameras rolled.

In Bad Bascomb, Beery is hilarious. He spits as many mouthfuls of funny dialogue as he spits his food. He also shows himself to have been a far better actor than he's remembered for as he emotes menace, sweetness, redemption and morosity with his craggy mug as good as any actor of his day. I defy anyone to dislike Beery in this film.

The movie itself is at times unbalanced...moves between a children's film and a more conventional western, with all its back shooting nastiness, a little unseamlessly. But it was all shot outdoors on location and as Wagon Train movies go, this one has a fairly authentic look to it.

Maybe not a great western, but it's great fun to watch Beery and Margaret O'Brien play off each other. The kind of sweetness reminiscent of Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood in Miracle in the 34th Street. One of Beery's must see roles. Well worth your time if you come across it on TCM.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Funny Line powersroc
Discuss Bad Bascomb (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?