Bad Boy (1949)

Bad Boy (1949)





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In 1947, Variety Clubs International, a showbiz charitable organization, was responsible for the frothy musical Variety Girl. The organization's 1949 film effort, Monogram's Bad Boy, is a bit on the grimmer side, but not too much so. Most of the film was lensed at the VCI's Boys Club Ranch at Copperas Cove TX. In his first starring role (and second film appearance), war hero Audie Murphy plays Danny Lester, the "bad boy" of the title. A delinquent with a long rap sheet, Danny is sent to the Ranch in hopes that he can be rehabilitated. This seems to be a hopeless goal until ranch head Marshall Brown (Lloyd Nolan) digs into Danny's past to find a reason for the boy's ungovernable behavior. Jane Wyatt as Brown's wife, James Gleason as his assistant, and a coterie of talented juvenile actors lend sensitivity and credibility to this refreshingly unsentimental yarn.
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Audie Murphy
as Danny Lester
Lloyd Nolan
as Marshall Brown
Jane Wyatt
as Mrs. Maud Brown
Martha Vickers
as Lila Strawn
Rhys Williams
as Arnold Strawn
James Lydon
as Ted Hendry
Dickie Moore
as Charlie
Jimmy Lydon
as Ted Hendry
Selena Royle
as Judge Prentiss
Tommy Cook
as Floyd
William Lester
as Joe Shields
Walter Sande
as Texas Oil Man
Alden 'Stephen' Chase
as Sheriff Wells
Charles Trowbridge
as Dr. Fletcher
Francis Pierlot
as Mr. Pardee
Florence Auer
as Mrs. Meechan
George Beban Jr.
as Bell Captain
Bill Walker
as Ollie
Margo Woode
as Mrs. Strawn
Barbara Woodell
as Mrs. Strawn
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Only worth seeing for Audie Murphy completists.

Full Review… | January 26, 2015
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