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Bad Bascomb (1946)

Approved | | Western | 7 November 1946 (Sweden)
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 »

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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>

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Thrill for Thrill ! Laugh for Laugh !

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7 November 1946 (Sweden)  »

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Vence a Coragem  »

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$1,833,000 (estimated)
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This film received its USA television premiere in Los Angeles Tuesday 16 October 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11) followed by Philadelphia Monday 28 October 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by New York City Wednesday 2 January 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it was first telecast 11 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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It took Bascomb forty miles to reach the cavalry. They return from the fort to the Indian attack in under ten minutes. See more »

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Oh, for a colorized version!
6 August 2002 | by (Launceston, Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie inspired Anthony Mann to make his own western using one of its themes (bad guy hides in/leads wagon train) in 1954, "Bend of the River". He uses the opening scene to pay homage to "Bad Bascomb", by having James Stewart ride up to a wagon and receive a piece of food from a little girl. This points to another theme which is actually dropped from Mann's movie - father hunger in action. This theme is handled well in "Bad Bascomb", without it being overplayed. I could especially identify with the scene where the kid overreacts to the adult's supposed lack of interest in what he thinks is a trivial moment. Margaret and Wallace both sparkle in this - if only they had made more movies together! The only disappointment to me is that there is so much wonderful scenery, and it is in black and white! Finally, what's the best way to attack a wagon train in a circle? Watch this movie and find out!


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