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The Badlanders (1958)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Western  |  18 December 1958 (West Germany)
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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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Cast

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Alan Ladd observes Sam Edwards being flogged inside the Arizona Territorial Prison, he does so with a practiced eye having been flogged himself in "Two Years Before the Mast" (1946) and "Botany Bay" (1953). See more »

Goofs

As the stand-ins for 'The Dutchman' and McBain are riding in the wagon on their way to rob the Lisbon mine, the long shots show 'The Dutchman' wearing a tan leather jacket. However, on reaching the mine, the jacket has disappeared and is replaced by a vest. See more »

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Peter Van Hoek: And this time, we won't need a button hook...
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Opening credits: Arizona Territorial Prison 1898 See more »

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Excellent Delmer Davies Western
22 April 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I stumbled onto this one accidentally, and I'm glad I did.

Davies always worked with Borgnine to fine advantage, but the electricity of his pairing with late-in-career Ladd is an unanticipated delight. And, Borgnine's chemistry with then-wife Jurado is hotter still. Couple that with a deliciously foppish performance by feckless Kent Smith and excellent supporting work from Anthony Caruso and Ford Rainey and sharp-edged dialogue. The result is a fast-paced keeper.


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