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
PLUNDERING ARMY OF BADMEN! They Tried To Turn Oklahoma Into An Outlaw Empire!
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Did You Know?
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
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
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?
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
Followed by Best of the Badmen