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City of Bad Men (1953)

Approved | | Western | 2 November 1953 (UK)
After six years spent in Mexico a penniless Brett Stanton and his gang return to Carson City intending to make a quick dishonest buck.

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Linda Culligan
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Brett Stanton
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John Ringo
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Gar Stanton
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Cynthia London
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Deputy Phil Ryan
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Jim London
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Sheriff Bill Gifford
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Joe Mendoza
Pascual García Peña ...
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Outlaw Brett Stanton and his gang, which includes his brother, Gar,ride into Carson City, Nevada, which is filled with people who have come there from all over to see the Heavyweight Championship prizefight between James J. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons. Broke and disgruntled, the gang asks Bret what he intends to do, and he tells them he is planning the biggest haul they have ever made. But gangs led by Johnny Ringo and Bob Thraikill are also in town with plans of their own, and no intention of abiding by Brett's plan. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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2 November 1953 (UK)  »

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Fight Town  »

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$740,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Debut of Leo Gordon. See more »

Goofs

The promotional banner above the main street states "Welshman Bob Fitzsimmons". He was in fact a Cornishman.* See more »

Quotes

Cynthia London: For the first time, I'm glad I came out here.
Brett Stanton: If you didn't want to come, what brought you?
Cynthia London: Restlessness. I keep running after something. When I find out what it is, I'll stop. We're a lot alike.
Brett Stanton: Except I'll probably keep running.
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Great romantic chemistry between Jeanne Crain & Dale Robertson!
5 December 2004 | by (walnut creek,calif) – See all my reviews

City of Bad Men was released by 20th Century Fox in 1953. The story takes place in Carson City, Nevada in 1897. The whole territory is excited about a boxing match between Gentleman Jim Corbett & Bob Fitzsimmons. Several gangs of bad men converge on the town including Dale Robertson & his brother, Lloyd Bridges & another gang led by Richard Boone. A plot evolves to steal the large proceeds from this prizefight. Robertson meets up with old flame, Jeanne Crain, and begins to have 2nd thoughts about being involved in this robbery. Robertson & Crain look great together & should be remembered as on of the top romantic screen teams ( they were together previously on 1951's Take Care of my Little Girl ). Others in the cast included Carl Betz (later on the Donna Reed show) and Whitfield Connor who tries to marry Crain, but he's obviously no competition for our hero, Robertson.


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