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Return of the Bad Men (1948)

Approved  |   |  Western  |  17 July 1948 (USA)
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When part of Oklahoma Territory becomes officially part of the U.S., Vance Cordrell is forced to deal with some of the most infamous outlaws of the Old West.

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Lew Harvey ...
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When part of Indian Territory is incorporated into the United States, good-natured rancher Vance Cordell reluctantly accepts the badge of federal marshal when a flood of notorious outlaws views the new area as ripe for banditry. Included are the Dalton and Younger Gangs, Billy the Kid, and the Sundance Kid led by the notorious Wild Bill Doolin. Cordell has a personal stake in his campaign to eradicate the bad men because of a friend's murder and the robbery of the local bank owned by his future father-in-law. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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PLUNDERING ARMY OF BADMEN! They Tried To Turn Oklahoma Into An Outlaw Empire! See more »

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Der Schrecken von Texas  »

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Ernie Adams' 427th and last film. See more »

Goofs

During the fist fight between Vance and the Sundance Kid, Sundance grabs a bottle behind the saloon counter. In the next shot, it appears to have been smashed but we don't see him doing it. See more »

Quotes

John Pettit: [as Vance is shaving] Hey!
Vance: Hmmm?
John Pettit: How long does it take to shave?
Vance: Oh, about 15 or 20 minutes. Why?
John Pettit: Lemme see now... 10 times 20 is...
[mumbling]
John Pettit: Why that's over 2 hours a week times 52...
[mumbling]
John Pettit: You realize you lose four full days out of your life every yesr just shavin' your whiskers off?
Vance: Is that why you've got a beard?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: These outlaws famed in the history of the west, are riding to new riches and plunder -- the Oklahoma of 1889. A whole new territory was about to spring up overnight.

Ranchers, cattlemen, even whole towns -- their land bought by the government -- had been given thirty days to move elsewhere. Land hungry pioneers were gathering for the race for free land. And behind them, waiting and ready for this rich prey, came the outlaws. See more »

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Former Ranger becomes new territory marshall
10 March 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

When a ruthless gang of bank and train robbers begin terrorizing a fledgling Oklahoma countryside, a new marshall is appointed to bring them to justice. It is no easy task because the bandits consist of the infamous Doolins, Daltons, and Youngers. Particularly troublesome is the psychotic Sundance Kid, an ornery lowdown skunk if ever there was one. Just an average western with a lot of old familiar faces.


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