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Badman's Country (1958)

Approved | | Western | 2 August 1958 (USA)
Showdown in Abilene between lawmen Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Butch Cassidy's gang over a large shipment of money arriving by train.

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Pat Garrett arrives in Abilene where he catches five of Butch Cassidy's gang. He calls in Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson and they learn there is a half million dollar shipment of money arriving by train and Cassidy is amassing enough men to take it. They also realize he has tapped the telegraph line and they send a false message saying the money is already in the Abilene bank. But the townspeople not only refuse to fight but they release the prisoners trying to avoid a gungight in their town. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Warner's Big Six-Gun Saga!

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Gun Trap at Abilene  »

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Released after director Fred Sears' death. See more »

Goofs

When the wounded marshal sees a gunman about to kill Buffalo Bill, he fires his shotgun at him. However, the sound that comes out - obviously added in during post-production - is that of a pistol. See more »

Quotes

Lorna Pardee: I saw it today, Pat. Even without your badge, you were the lawman. You took over.
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Badman's Country
Written by Robert E. Kent
Sung by The Mellowmen
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Like those old Godzilla movies.
5 November 2002 | by (Chantilly, VA) – See all my reviews

Remember the old Godzilla movies where every monster would show up and either fight with or against Godzilla? This western has the same idea. In this movie, Pat Garrett, Buffalo Bill, Bat Masterson and Wyatt Earp go up against Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Was Wild Bill Hickcock and Doc Holliday busy that day? Standard Western except that the humor is strangely lacking in this movie. Malcom Atterbury as Buffalo Bill is supposed to be the comic sidekick but he doesn't provide a whole lot of laughs. I am most likely reading way too much into this but when George Montgomery's Pat Garrett is giving his big speech to the town leaders about how it is their duty to stop Butch Cassidy because he will eventually destroy their town, I kept thinking about the arguments used for the Vietnam buildup, which happened a few years after this movie was made. I doubt director Fred Sears planned the similarity but if he did it was very subtle and clever. Hard to believe that Russell Johnson (the Professor on Gilligan's Island!) was the ruthless Sundance Kid. Fans of B-westerns should enjoy this movie.


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