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Day of the Badman (1958)

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Judge Jim Scott must contend with the vicious relatives of a murderer he's about to sentence...and his unfaithful fiancee.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Judge Jim Scott
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Myra Owens
John Ericson ...
Sheriff Barney Wiley
Robert Middleton ...
Charlie Hayes
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Cora Johnson
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Sam Wyckoff
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Andrew Owens
Skip Homeier ...
Howard Hayes
Peggy Converse ...
Mrs. Quary
Robert Foulk ...
Silas Mordigan
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Martha Mordigan
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Jake Hayes
Eddy Waller ...
Mr. Slocum
Christopher Dark ...
Rudy Hayes
Don Haggerty ...
Deputy Floyd
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Storyline

The vicious Hayes clan amble into town on the day Judge Jim Scott is expected to sentence murderer Rudy Hayes to hang. Scott, who doesn't wear a gun, seems unconcerned and businesslike, even when Charlie Hayes makes an explicit death threat against him. But the townsfolk start wondering how much bloodshed one hanging is worth. Complicating factor: the sheriff, Scott's chief ally, is also the secret lover of Scott's fiancee Myra... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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HE TURNED KILLER...for one day!

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13 February 1958 (Australia)  »

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Decision at Durango  »

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2.35 : 1
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In Feb. 1958, this film was in wide distribution on a double bill with The Girl Most Likely (1958) starring Jane Powell. See more »

Quotes

Deputy Floyd: Is there going to be a gunfight? They'll try and bust out Rudy, won't they?
Judge James Edward Scott: No, they got a better idea. They'd rather I set him free. How is he behaving?
Deputy Floyd: Like a man with lots of future.
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Too much like "High Noon".
21 March 2006 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"High Noon" inspired many westerns, which I think was very positive, it created a new style. "3.10 To Yuma", "The Fastest Gun Alive", "Warlock" and even the most recent "The Quick and the Dead" all take something from "High Noon". However "Day of the Bad Man" , takes too much, it is like you are seeing a new version of "High Noon". Fred McMurray is the judge instead of being the sheriff, Joan Weldon has the same part as Grace Kelly, Marie Windsor is Katy Jurado, John Ericson is Lloyd Bridges and Lee Van Cleef is himself because he was on both films. "Day of the Bad Men" is an average western, it has good actors, good direction, and would have been much better if it would not be so predictable.


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