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Bad Man of Deadwood (1941)

Approved | | Musical, Western | 5 September 1941 (USA)
Roy and Gabby have to establish fair business practices in the town of Deadwood, currently dominated by entrepreneurs who scare off potential competitors.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writer:

James R. Webb (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roy Rogers ... Brett Starr aka Bill Brady
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Professor Gabby Blackstone
Carol Adams ... Linda Barrett
Henry Brandon ... Ted Carver
Herbert Rawlinson ... Judge Gary
Sally Payne ... Princess Sally Blackstone
Hal Taliaferro ... Henchman Ripper
Jay Novello ... Monte Burns
Horace Murphy ... Seth Belden
Monte Blue ... Sheriff Jordan
Ralf Harolde ... Jake Marvel
Jack Kirk ... Clem Littlejohn
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Storyline

Deadwood is controlled by Ripper's gang that has rendered the Sheriff and the Judge powerless. When Gabby's medicine show featuring Roy arrives they are quickly run out. They join the Laramie Gap gang that is fighting Ripper and when Gabby's inheritance money is stolen they rob the stage to get it back, Getting the money and the names assigned to it, Roy hopes this evidence will enable the Judge to bring law and order to Deadwood. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Musical | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Homem Mau de Deadwood See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

(original) | (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Dusty Trail
Written by Fred Rose and Ray Whitley
Sung by Roy Rogers
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Okay Roy Rogers Vehicle
5 November 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Roy Rogers, a sharp-shooter in Gabby Hayes' medicine show, helps the refugee townsfolk of Deadwood battle a crooked bigwig and his outlaw gang, who've forced them out of town and stolen their businesses.

Meanwhile, Gabby collects a sizable inheritance that gets stolen by the bad man of Deadwood.

Though not as good as some of Roy's later features, this is fast paced enough, has some good gun-play by Rogers, and features a snappy opening scene featuring Gabby's medicine show that all help make this decently entertaining. However, it does run out of steam a bit near the end.

Once again, George "Gabby" Hayes is quite a scene stealer.


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