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Bad Men of Missouri (1941)

Passed | | Action, History, Romance | 26 July 1941 (USA)
The Younger brothers, Cole (Dennis Morgan), Bob (Wayne Morris) and Jim (Arthur Kennedy), return to Missouri after the Civil War with intent to avenge the misdeeds of William Merrick (Victor... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Charles Grayson (screen play), Robert E. Kent (from a story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Morgan ... Cole Younger
Jane Wyman ... Mary Hathaway
Wayne Morris ... Bob Younger
Arthur Kennedy ... Jim Younger
Victor Jory ... William Merrick
Alan Baxter ... Jesse James
Walter Catlett ... Mr. Pettibone
Howard Da Silva ... Greg Bilson (as Howard da Silva)
Faye Emerson ... Martha Adams
Russell Simpson ... Hank Younger
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Hathaway
Erville Alderson ... Mr. Adams
Hugh Sothern ... Fred Robinson
Sam McDaniel ... Wash
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. Dalton
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Storyline

The Younger brothers, Cole (Dennis Morgan), Bob (Wayne Morris) and Jim (Arthur Kennedy), return to Missouri after the Civil War with intent to avenge the misdeeds of William Merrick (Victor Jory), a crooked banker who has been buying up warrants on back-taxes and dispossessing the farmers. Henry Younger (Russell Simpson), their father, has been killed by a Merrick henchman and, then, Cole is framed on a murder rap. The brothers escape and then begin a series of bank and train robberies, primarily stealing from Merrick and turning the loot over to the farmers. Jim, in love with Mary Hathaway (Jane Wyman), is lured into Harrisonville and jailed. Cole and Bob ride to rescue him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They Out-Shot The James Boys And Out-Rode The Daltons! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 kapinoitsijaa See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Humphrey Bogart rejected a role in this film, with the words "Are you kidding?" As a result, Warner Bros. put Bogart under suspension. They soon let him out of that suspension for his star-making role as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1941). See more »

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Beautiful Dreamer
(1862) (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played as background music when Martha talks about her future
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Well told, entertaining story about the Younger brothers.
1 September 2003 | by tmwestSee all my reviews

Ray Enright was a good director for westerns , they all have a special quality. Enright went back to the same theme again (Jesse James and the Youngers) in 1950 with "Kansas Raiders". "Bad Men" is an entertaining film with a trio of excellent actors: Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris and Arthur Kennedy. It also has Jane Wyman. The story is about the Younger brothers and how after the war their land was taken away, and they became outlaws, Robin Hood style. They eventually join up with Jesse James. This film does not seem to have been made such long ago as 1941, it looks surprisingly modern.


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