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Bullet for a Badman (1964)

Approved | | Western | 1 September 1964 (USA)
Former Texas Rangers Sam Ward and Logan Keliher become enemies when Sam turns bank robber and Logan marries Sam's ex-wife.

Director:

R.G. Springsteen
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Audie Murphy ... Logan Keliher
Darren McGavin ... Sam Ward
Ruta Lee ... Lottie
Beverley Owen ... Susan
Skip Homeier ... Pink
George Tobias ... Diggs
Alan Hale Jr. ... Leach (as Alan Hale)
Berkeley Harris Berkeley Harris ... Jeff
Edward Platt ... Tucker (as Edward C. Platt)
Kevin Tate ... Sammy
Cece Whitney Cece Whitney ... Goldie
Mort Mills ... Ira Snow
Ray Teal ... Sweeper
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Storyline

Murphy plays ex-lawman who must strap on the guns again to catch a former nemesis, McGavin, who happens to be the ex husband of Murphy's wife and father of the boy that believes he's Murphy's son. Written by Rita Richardson

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He had to kill or be killed . . . as he fought the deadliest duel in frontier history! See more »

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Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

It was while filming this movie that Alan Hale Jr. got his casting call for Gilligan's Island (1964). He had to ride out of Zion National Park in Zion's Canyon, Utah on horseback to the highway and hitchhike to Las Vegas to fly out to the interview. See more »

Quotes

Seida: Logan, don't take any chances. I don't want you to kill him. But if it has to be you or him - if it comes to that - I want you to come back.
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Connections

Referenced in City Women (1971) See more »

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Watchable But Not Great
18 November 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Audie Murphy is a ranchman with a wife and son; she's Darren McGavin's ex-wife and the boy is his. When McGavin shows up to kill Murphy, Audie and he hunt each other through Zion National Park.

It's a fairly standard late oater, with a pretty good supporting cast, including Ruta Lee, Alan Hale Jr. -- he had to hitch a ride out to go on an interview for GILLIGAN'S ISLAND -- George Tobias, and others. but it's a paycheck movie for most of them, including the star. Even Joseph Biroc's cinematography is dull in the first half, although he does shoot the final showdown in John Ford country quite beautifully. Director R.G. Springsteen was one of those B western directors who seems to have excelled in styleless competence on a budget The result is consistently watchable, but not outstanding.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Renegade Posse See more »

Filming Locations:

Snow Canyon, Utah, USA See more »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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