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Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)

Approved | | Western | 5 September 1941 (USA)
Roy and Gabby have to establish fair business practices in the town of Deadwood, currently dominated by entrepreneurs who scare off potential competitors.


Joseph Kane


James R. Webb (original screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Brett Starr aka Bill Brady
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Professor Gabby Blackstone
Carol Adams ... Linda Barrett
Henry Brandon ... Ted Carver
Herbert Rawlinson ... Judge Gary
Sally Payne ... Princess Sally Blackstone
Hal Taliaferro ... Henchman Ripper
Jay Novello ... Monte Burns
Horace Murphy ... Seth Belden
Monte Blue ... Sheriff Jordan
Ralf Harolde ... Jake Marvel
Jack Kirk ... Clem Littlejohn


Deadwood is controlled by Ripper's gang that has rendered the Sheriff and the Judge powerless. When Gabby's medicine show featuring Roy arrives they are quickly run out. They join the Laramie Gap gang that is fighting Ripper and when Gabby's inheritance money is stolen they rob the stage to get it back, Getting the money and the names assigned to it, Roy hopes this evidence will enable the Judge to bring law and order to Deadwood. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »


Joe O'Grady
Written by Jule Styne and Sol Meyer
Sung by Roy Rogers and Sally Payne
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A young cowpoke tries to clear his name by helping businessmen fight a monopoly.
19 August 1998 | by WranglerSee all my reviews

Better than usual Roy Rogers film, from the refreshingly different pre-Dale days, when Roy's films had plots with a few musical numbers added, instead of being musical reviews with a few plot elements added. You won't feel insulted watching this. And, if you are a B-western fan, you'll enjoy the familiar faces in the fine supporting cast.

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Release Date:

5 September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem Mau de Deadwood See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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