Badman's Country (1958)

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    • Badman's Country (1958)




      Plot Summary
      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

      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

      Writing Credits
      Orville H. Hampton ... (writer)

      Robert E. Kent ... producer

      Irving Gertz

      Benjamin H. Kline

      Released after director Fred Sears' death.

      Factual errors
      Although the plot has well-known actual western figures Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp,
      Bat Masterson and Buffalo Bill fighting Butch Cassidy's gang,
      in reality by the time Cassidy had gathered his now-famous Hole-in-the-Wall Gang,
      Garrett was dead, Buffalo Bill was touring in his Wild West show,
      Earp was prospecting for gold in Alaska and Masterson was a sportswriter
      for a newspaper in New York City.

      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.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Monogram Ranch - 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA
      Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Badman's Country is a 1958 American Western film directed by Fred F. Sears
      and written by Orville H. Hampton.
      The film stars George Montgomery, Neville Brand, Buster Crabbe, Karin Booth,
      Gregory Walcott and Malcolm Atterbury.
      The film was released by Warner Bros. on August 2, 1958.


      User Review

      Abilene Agony.
      6 April 2014 | by Spikeopath (United Kingdom)

      spike wrote:

      It's a veritable feast of Wild West heroes and villains,

      a fanciful tale where the likes of Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp and Buffalo Bill Cody
      convene in a sprouting Abilene to do battle with the scuzzy likes of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
      The locals are restless, though, because the presence of the tough lawmen makes them uneasy,
      they fear that town will soon be over run with blood…

      Directed by Fred F. Sears and starring George Montgomery, Neville Brand,
      Buster Crabbe and Karin Booth, it's a compact Oater that spends a good portion of the film
      introducing the key players, which inevitably sets up the finale.
      Which thankfully is well worth the wait as it features a mother of a shoot-out,
      splendidly played out amongst burning barricades and bullets galore.
      A black and white production that clocks in at a brisk running time of an hour and ten minutes,
      it is a pic that never has chance to outstay its welcome,
      whilst being in the company of Brand and Montgomery is enjoyable for the duration.
      Not essential viewing for Western buffs, but a fun time assured regardless. 6.5/10
      Best Wishes
      London- England

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