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Return of the Bad Men (1948)

 -  Action | Drama | Romance  -  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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Cheyenne
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Madge Allen
Steve Brodie ...
'The Youngers' / Cole Younger
Tom Keene ...
'The Youngers' / Jim Younger (as Richard Powers)
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'The Youngers' / John Younger
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'The Daltons' / Emmett Dalton
Walter Reed ...
'The Daltons' / Bob Dalton
Michael Harvey ...
'The Daltons' / Grat Dalton
Dean White ...
Robert Armstrong ...
'Wild Bill Doolin' / Wild Bill Doolin
Tom Tyler ...
'Wild Bill Yeager' / Wild Bill Yeager
Lew Harvey ...
'Arkansas Kid' / Arkansas Kid
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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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17 July 1948 (USA)  »

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Der Schrecken von Texas  »

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Trivia

Although Tom Tyler would play Frank James in "Badmen's Territory" and "Best of the Badmen" as well as another film, here he plays fictional outlaw Wild Bill Yeager. See more »

Goofs

Although Billy the Kid is depicted as being a gang member in 1889, he was actually killed in 1881. John Younger was killed in a shootout, and Bob Younger was dying of tuberculosis in prison in 1889. See more »

Quotes

John Pettit: Muley, don't you know that a bank is an institution that'll lend money to a man only upon his furnishin' absolute proof... that he don't need to borrow it in the first place?
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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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Classic Western Film
17 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Figured this film was going to be your typical Western film and very soon I found out this was a great 1948 Classic Western with Randolph Scott, (Marshall Vance Cordell) who is about to retire and marry a woman he loves who also has a child from a previous marriage. However, their plans had to be canceled because their town of Paxton Oklahoma was invaded by a gang of famous outlaws called the Dalton Gang, Sundance Kid, Billy the Kid and Wild Bill Doolin. There was also a young gal named Cheyenne, (Anne Jeffreys) who was a female outlaw with this gang and added a different interest to this Western Story. Marshall Cordell became involved with Cheyenne and she falls in love with him and also the gal he intends to marry which adds some romance to this shoot E'M kill E'm Film


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