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Best of the Badmen (1951)

Passed  |   |  Western  |  19 November 1951 (Sweden)
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The outlaws of the Clanton and Younger gangs are the heroes of this fictionalized biography.

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Jeff Clanton
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Lily
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Matthew Fowler
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'Doc' Butcher
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John Archer ...
Curley Ringo
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Joad
Tom Tyler ...
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Jim Younger (as Bob Wilke)
John Cliff ...
Lee MacGregor ...
Lieutenant
Emmett Lynn ...
Oscar
Carleton Young ...
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Storyline

After the Civil War, Union Major Clanton captures survivors of Quantrill's Raiders, and gets them clemency at the cost of shooting a mob member. Convicted of murder by a kangaroo court, Clanton escapes and joins the former raiders in a gang devoted to robbing everything protected by the corrupt detective agency of his enemy Fowler; culminating in a personal showdown. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Here they come!

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19 November 1951 (Sweden)  »

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Der Rächer  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Throughout the first half of the film, Clanton is seen sliding down hills, crawling on the ground and riding horses that are kicking up dust; yet during the close-ups his Union uniform is always clean and crisp. See more »

Quotes

Cole Younger: Do you know what you're doing, Doc?
Doc Butcher: Nope, I don't. But my impetuous nature got me into this, so it's going to have to get me out.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: "This story tells a forgotten chapter in the violent history of the West. Months after the tragic war between the States had ended there was still no peace on the Western Frontier." See more »

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Follows Badman's Territory (1946) See more »

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Another great RKO western
8 November 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I really do enjoy the westerns made by RKO around this time.They seemed to include just about every outlaw roaming the west throughout a period of 100 years.They also employed just about every Western character actor available at the time.This even has the advantage of Technicolour which shows that this was clearly an A film.RKO had clearly decided that if Universal were going to throw all their horror characters in one film they would do the same in Westerns.They would of course make sure that most of the Badmen survived so they could use them in another film.For me the standout performance was of Walter Brennan.Any film with him had a big plus.Also that favourite Warner gangster Bart Mclane.


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