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Bad Bascomb (1946)

Approved | | Western | 7 November 1946 (Sweden)
An outlaw, Bascomb, and his sidekick Yancey join a Mormon wagon train to hide out after a failed bank robbery. Bascomb undergoes a reformation as a result of his interactions with a young girl who becomes attached to him.

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

D.A. Loxley (story), William R. Lipman (as William Lipman) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Beery ... Zeb Bascomb
Margaret O'Brien ... Emmy
Marjorie Main ... Abbey Hanks
J. Carrol Naish ... Bart Yancy
Frances Rafferty ... Dora McCabe
Marshall Thompson ... Jimmy Holden
Russell Simpson ... Elijah Walker
Warner Anderson ... Luther Mason
Donald Curtis ... John Fulton
Connie Gilchrist ... Annie Freemont
Sara Haden ... Tillie Lovejoy
Renie Riano ... Lucy Lovejoy
Jane Green Jane Green ... Hannah McCabe
Henry O'Neill ... Gov. Winton
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Elder Moab McCabe
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Storyline

It's just after the civil war when the elderly outlaw Bascomb and his gang try to rob a bank. They run into a trap as officers are waiting in ambush. Bascomb and the cold blooded killer Yancey escape and join a Mormon wagon train heading for Utah. They learn there is gold hidden on the train and eventually Yancey finds it. The plan is to take the gold and flee but a nine year old girl has become attached to Bascomb and Bascomb is beginning to change his mind. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Thrill for Thrill ! Laugh for Laugh !

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Vence a Coragem See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,833,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

It's interesting to see a wedding ring on Wallace Beery's left ring finger. He was divorced from his second wife in 1939. And his character in this film is not married. See more »

Goofs

Bascomb said that he didn't want anything to do with marriage. But in one scene with Margaret O'Brien one can see Beery's wedding ring. See more »

Quotes

Zeb Bascomb: [after finding Emmy alone outside of camp] Why, Emmy.
Emmy: Go away, Zeke. Don't you dare touch me.
Zeb Bascomb: How do you know it's Zeke, honey? Why, you ain't even looked.
Emmy: I don't want to look. I don't want to ever see you. I just want to die.
Zeb Bascomb: That ain't no nice way to talk after all the trouble I had finding you. What made you skip out?
[He leans down to touch her]
Emmy: [Emmy turns with a shotgun] I'll shoot!
Zeb Bascomb: Well, I guess, ain't no use in asking for mercy once a woman's got her mind made up. I did think you had more...
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Aw shucks! I reckon he ain't so bad!
15 December 2001 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Wallace Beery plays Bad Bascomb, the cuddliest outlaw in the West! He's a bank robber, a cattle rustler, and he's (oh my!) left-handed! But once he joins up with a wagon-caravan of Mormons--in order to escape the law--B.B. becomes humanized, a scoundrel with a squishy heart. This is a cute western with a warm theme, the best sequences involving Beery with teary Margaret O'Brien (they meet while he's stealing chicken). Marjorie Main is always fun to have around playing Bascomb's Mormon-intended. Strictly a formula film, sentimental and "nice", although some of the action scenes are sloppily-directed and there's some curious overdubbing (when O'Brien says to Beery, "Are you gonna marry her?", Beery answers, "You really are ill!" but his lips say "sick"). Still, quite enjoyable and with some very funny lines. *** from ****


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