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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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When the West's Most-Feared Gunfighters Shot it Out in Abilene! (original poster) See more »


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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

Lorna Pardee: I saw it today, Pat. Even without your badge, you were the lawman. You took over.
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Soundtracks

Badman's Country
Written by Robert E. Kent
Sung by The Mellowmen
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Abilene Agony.
6 April 2014 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

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


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