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Return of the Bad Men (1948)

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The success of 1947's Badman's Territory prompted RKO Radio to assemble another "outlaw rally," Return of the Badmen. Randolph Scott plays US marshal Vance, assigned to rid the Oklahoma Territory of outlaws. This proves to be quite a challenge, inasmuch as virtually every frontier bad guy has converged upon the territory. Led by the surly Sundance Kid (Robert Ryan), the rogue's gallery includes the Younger Brothers (Steve Brodie, Richard Powers, Robert Bray), the Daltons (Lex Barker, Walter Reed, Michael Harvey) and Billy the Kid (Dean White). For all the formidable villainy, the film's most fascinating conflict develops between the two heroines: feisty Cheyenne (Anne Jeffreys) and prim 'n' proper Madge Allen (Jacqueline White). Return of the Badmen posted a huge profit, spawning yet another "all-star" western from RKO, 1951's Best of the Badmen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Randolph Scott
as Vance (Marshal Vance Cordell)
Robert Ryan
as Sundance Kid
Anne Jeffreys
as Cheyenne (Jeanie McBride)
George 'Gabby' Hayes
as John J. Pettit - Bank President
Jacqueline White
as Madge Allen
Steve Brodie
as Cole Younger
Tom Keene
as Jim Younger
Robert Bray
as John Younger
Lex Barker
as Emmett Dalton
Walter Reed
as Bob Dalton
Dean White
as Billy the Kid
Robert Armstrong
as Wild Bill Doolin
Tom Tyler
as Wild Bill Yeager
Lew Harvey
as Arkansas Kid
Gary Gray
as Johnny
Jason Robards Sr.
as Judge Harper
Walter S. Baldwin
as Muley Wilson
Warren Jackson
as George Mason
Jason Robards Sr.
as Judge Harper
Harry Shannon
as Wade Templeton
Ernie S. Adams
as Leslie the Townsman
Earl Hodgins
as Auctioneer
George Nokes
as Donald Webster
Ronnie Ralph
as Tim Webster
Polly Bailey
as Mrs. Webster
Lane Chandler
as Ed the Posse Leader
Bud Osborne
as Steve the Stagecoach Driver
Brandon Beach
as Conductor
Charles Stevens
as Grey Eagle
Kenneth MacDonald
as Col Markham
Ida Moore
as Mrs. Moore
Dan Foster
as Outlaw
John Hamilton
as Doc Peters
Cyril Ring
as Bank Clerk
Earle Hodgins
as Auctioneer
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Routine, unrealistic and uninteresting oater that's ably directed by Ray Enright.

January 28, 2010 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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