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The Badlanders (1958)

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Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Peter Van Hoek ('The Dutchman')
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John 'Mac' McBain
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Anita
Claire Kelly ...
Ada Winton
Kent Smith ...
Cyril Lounsberry
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Vincente (The Powder Monkey)
Robert Emhardt ...
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Comanche
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Leslie
Ford Rainey ...
Warden
John Daheim ...
Lee (as John Day)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Baxley ...
Diane (scenes deleted)
Zina Provendie ...
Dorothy Lounsberry (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him imprisoned unjustly. The other, McBain, is just trying to go straight, but that is easier said than done once the Dutchman involves him in his gold theft scheme. Written by Alfred Jingle

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A treasure to steal...a woman to win...a past to forget...

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Romance | Western

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18 December 1958 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Geraubtes Gold  »

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(as Perspecta Sound®) (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

Ernest Borgnine met his future wife Katy Jurado while working on this film. A reporter saw the two laughing over lunch one day and started a rumor that the two were involved romantically, which Borgnine insisted for the rest of his life was not true. The story persisted, though, and Borgnine's wife ended up divorcing him because of it. Ironically, he and Jurado grew closer and closer because of this trouble, and ended up marrying in 1959. See more »

Goofs

During the mine shaft cave-in during and after the ore is removed, a large vertical chuck of rock is shown breaking away from the shaft wall and collapsing twice. See more »

Quotes

Peter Van Hoek: How about being an outside partner?
John McBain: No, I wouldn't make a partnership with God.
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Opening credits: Arizona Territorial Prison 1898 See more »

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one of Daves' less ambitious but also one of his best.
25 March 2007 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is one of Delmer Daves' less ambitious westerns, but also one of his best. You would not see Alan Ladd playing more complex characters, like Richard Widmark, Gary Cooper, Glenn Ford or James Stewart, which were in other Daves' westerns. But Daves was able to make the most out of it and Badlanders is an entertaining, fast paced western, about two men who have been cheated out of what belonged to them, and decide to rob a mine. They would get rich and also revenge themselves. Ernest Borgnine and Katy Jurado give the best performances of the film, both play people who have had a terrible life but find hope in each other's arms. Claire Kelly has a small, but significant role, as the mistress of the mine's owner. Badlanders deserves to be released in DVD with widescreen in order to take full advantage of the fact that it was filmed in Cinemascope.


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