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Return of the Bad Men (1948)

Approved | | Western | 17 July 1948 (USA)
When part of Oklahoma Territory becomes officially part of the U.S., Vance Cordrell is forced to deal with some of the most infamous outlaws of the Old West.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Charles O'Neal (screenplay), Jack Natteford (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randolph Scott ... Vance
Robert Ryan ... Sundance Kid
Anne Jeffreys ... Cheyenne
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... John Pettit
Jacqueline White ... Madge Allen
Steve Brodie ... Cole Younger
Tom Keene ... Jim Younger (as Richard Powers)
Robert Bray ... John Younger
Lex Barker ... Emmett Dalton
Walter Reed ... Bob Dalton
Michael Harvey ... Grat Dalton
Dean White Dean White ... Billy the Kid
Robert Armstrong ... Wild Bill Doolin
Tom Tyler ... Wild Bill Yeager
Lew Harvey Lew Harvey ... Arkansas Kid
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Storyline

When part of Indian Territory is incorporated into the United States, good-natured rancher Vance Cordell reluctantly accepts the badge of federal marshal when a flood of notorious outlaws views the new area as ripe for banditry. Included are the Dalton and Younger Gangs, Billy the Kid, and the Sundance Kid led by the notorious Wild Bill Doolin. Cordell has a personal stake in his campaign to eradicate the bad men because of a friend's murder and the robbery of the local bank owned by his future father-in-law. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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THE WEST'S TEN MOST RUTHLESS KILLERS RIDE AGAIN!...Ten times the thrills of "Badman's Territory" - when the bloodiest band in history, led by the angel-faced gun-girl of the Badlands, plunder and blast frontier Oklahoma! See more »

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schrecken von Texas See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final (#427) film of Ernie Adams'. See more »

Goofs

Although Billy the Kid is depicted as being a gang member in 1889, he was actually killed in 1881. John Younger was killed in a shootout, and Bob Younger was dying of tuberculosis in prison in 1889. See more »

Quotes

Sundance Kid: Bustin' banks is men's work!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: These outlaws, famed in the history of the west, are riding to new riches and plunder -- the Oklahoma of 1889. A whole new territory was about to spring up overnight.

Ranchers, cattlemen, even whole towns -- their land bought by the government -- had been given thirty days to move elsewhere. Land hungry pioneers were gathering for the race for free land. And behind them, waiting and ready for this rich prey, came the outlaws. See more »

Connections

Follows Badman's Territory (1946) See more »

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Former Ranger becomes new territory marshall
10 March 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

When a ruthless gang of bank and train robbers begin terrorizing a fledgling Oklahoma countryside, a new marshall is appointed to bring them to justice. It is no easy task because the bandits consist of the infamous Doolins, Daltons, and Youngers. Particularly troublesome is the psychotic Sundance Kid, an ornery lowdown skunk if ever there was one. Just an average western with a lot of old familiar faces.


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