Bad Bascomb (1946)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Abbey Hanks
Bart Yancy
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


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 <>

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7 November 1946 (Sweden)  »

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Vence a Coragem  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"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 »


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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Aw shucks! I reckon he ain't so bad!
15 December 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Wallace Beery plays Bad Bascomb, the cuddliest outlaw in the West! He's a bank robber, a cattle rustler, and he's (oh my!) left-handed! But once he joins up with a wagon-caravan of Mormons--in order to escape the law--B.B. becomes humanized, a scoundrel with a squishy heart. This is a cute western with a warm theme, the best sequences involving Beery with teary Margaret O'Brien (they meet while he's stealing chicken). Marjorie Main is always fun to have around playing Bascomb's Mormon-intended. Strictly a formula film, sentimental and "nice", although some of the action scenes are sloppily-directed and there's some curious overdubbing (when O'Brien says to Beery, "Are you gonna marry her?", Beery answers, "You really are ill!" but his lips say "sick"). Still, quite enjoyable and with some very funny lines. *** from ****

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