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Bad Lands (1939)

Approved | | Action, Drama, Western | 28 August 1939 (USA)
A posse of nine and Sheriff Bill Cummings set out after a renegade named Apache Jack, who has murdered the wife of Lopez, one of the posse members. The others are Rayburn, Chic Lyman, Billy... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Sheriff Bill Cummings
... Chick Lyman
... Billy Sweet (as Guinn Williams)
... Cluff
... Curly Tom
... Eaton
... Rayburn
... Bob Mulford
... Charlie Garth
... Manuel Lopez
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A posse of nine and Sheriff Bill Cummings set out after a renegade named Apache Jack, who has murdered the wife of Lopez, one of the posse members. The others are Rayburn, Chic Lyman, Billy Sweet, Bob Mulford, Curley Tom, Eaton, Garth and an old prospector named Cluff. Apache Jack leads them into Indian country where they come across an oasis in a gully wash. They not only find water but also a natural of vein of silver. Sheriff Cummings prevents any of them from returning to town to file a mining claim. The next morning, Eaton is missing and all of the horses are gone. Then Cluff is killed in an ambush. The posse is trapped by an unseen enemy. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Stark vengeance...reckless courage...white hot hate...Lightning gun play...Plunging action every blazing minute...ARIZONA IS BORN! See more »

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Action | Drama | Western

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28 August 1939 (USA)  »

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Jagd auf Apachen-Jack  »

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Leading man 'John Payne' (q.v.) is often mistakenly credited as playing the bit part of Apache Jack in this film. It is not he. The role is played by Jack Payne, whose only known film this was. John Payne was far too well known by 1939 to play a bit part without dialog in a B-Western. See more »

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One of the characters refers to the ten of spades as the death card. Most card readers/ fortune tellers refer to the ace of spades as the death card. The ten of spades is most often interpreted as indicating a journey (though, to be fair, death could be seen as a journey). See more »

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Sheriff Bill Cummings: You look like a man who wants to cash his chips. Keep talking that way and somebody might accommodate you.
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Version of Bataan (1943) See more »

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Sorry, film reviewers, John Payne is not in this one.
14 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

One would think that if a reviewer that knows the name and face of an actor in a film (when he is seen), then such reviewers would not go to great lengths in adding little tidbits about that actor, in their review, when that actor...John Payne...is not in the film. John Payne did not play "Apache Jack" in this film. That role was played by a one-and-done actor named Jack Payne. Perhaps those reviewers that pointed out the fabrication John Payne is in this film would go back and edit their reviews. But, the chances are very high that, rather than delete/correct their reviews, they will just mark this with a 'don't like'. Be my guest.


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