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Badman's Country (1958)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Western | 2 August 1958 (USA)
Showdown in Abilene between lawmen Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and Butch Cassidy's gang over a large shipment of money arriving by train.

Director:

Fred F. Sears

Writer:

Orville H. Hampton (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
George Montgomery ... Pat Garrett
Neville Brand ... Butch Cassidy
Buster Crabbe ... Wyatt Earp
Karin Booth ... Lorna Pardee
Gregory Walcott ... Bat Masterson
Malcolm Atterbury ... Buffalo Bill Cody
Russell Johnson ... Sundance
Richard Devon ... Harvey Logan
Morris Ankrum ... Mayor Coleman
Dan Riss ... Marshal McAfee
The Mellowmen Quartet The Mellowmen Quartet ... Saloon Singers (as The Mellowmen)
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Storyline

Pat Garrett arrives in Abilene where he catches five of Butch Cassidy's gang. He calls in Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson and they learn there is a half million dollar shipment of money arriving by train and Cassidy is amassing enough men to take it. They also realize he has tapped the telegraph line and they send a false message saying the money is already in the Abilene bank. But the townspeople not only refuse to fight but they release the prisoners trying to avoid a gungight in their town. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gun Trap at Abilene See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Released after director Fred Sears' death. See more »

Goofs

When the wounded marshal sees a gunman about to kill Buffalo Bill, he fires his shotgun at him. However, the sound that comes out - obviously added in during post-production - is that of a pistol. See more »

Quotes

Pat Garrett: A lot of us have fought hard to hold this country, and I don't think we should give it to Cassidy on a silver platter.
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Soundtracks

Badman's Country
Written by Robert E. Kent
Sung by The Mellowmen
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Lots of law for Abilene
7 April 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Pat Garrett gets shot at while going to Abilene. He's a bit out of his stomping grounds in New Mexico territory. But he's marrying a girl from Abilene., Karin Booth. George Montgomery plays Garrett and he's giving up law enforcement and settling down.

But when some of Butch Cassidy's and the Sundance Kid's Hole In The Wall gang are spotted around town Montgomery knows something is up. Coming to help are Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson played by Buster Crabbe and Gregory Walcott in from Dodge City. Not only them but Buffalo Bill Cody (Malcolm Atterbury) is on the scene also.

Neville Brand and Russell Johnson are Butch and Sundance. Montgomery and his team want to stand up to the gang. They have to deal with Morris Ankrum the mayor who just wants them all to go away.

A nicely staged shootout is the climax of this B western.

Ironic though because for a while Abilene had Wild Bill Hickok as its marshal.


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