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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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TERROR STRIKES THE SOUTHWEST!...when "Billy the Kid", "The Daltons", "The Youngers" and the gun-crazy "Sundance Kid"---killers all, ride again! 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

Although Tom Tyler would play Frank James in Badman's Territory (1946) and Best of the Badmen (1951) as well as another film, here he plays fictional outlaw Wild Bill Yeager. See more »

Goofs

During the fist fight between Vance and the Sundance Kid, Sundance grabs a bottle behind the saloon counter. In the next shot, it appears to have been smashed, but we don't see him doing it. See more »

Quotes

Sundance Kid: Bustin' banks is men's work!
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At the end of the credits, there is the following notice: "Except as to true names that are used and as to general historical background, the characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to other actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental." See more »

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Followed by Best of the Badmen (1951) See more »

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I just love a good old fashion western and this certainly is a classic
19 March 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Good guy hero Vance who rides tall in the saddle (once again) Randolph Scott

Bad guy villain dressed all in black willing to shoot defenceless men is Robert Ryan

Two strong, beautiful women Anne Jeffreys and Jacqueline White vying for the love of our hero Vance (Randolph Scott)

And what western is not complete without George "Gabby" Hayes?

Trains, banks, cattle, bank robbers, posse's, comedy, romance, shoot 'em ups, bar room fights, Billy the Kid, the three (3) Younger brothers, the three (3) Dalton brothers, Wild Bill Doolin, Wild Bill Yeager, and the Arkansas Kid all partaking in the robberies, shoot 'em ups, and posse chases.

Ahhhh, what a relaxing way to end your day. A classic western no holds bar none . I give this western starring Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys and the most beautiful Jacqueline White an 8 out of 10 rating.


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