Texas Bad Man (1953)

62 mins | Western | 20 December 1953

Director:

Lewis D. Collins

Writer:

Joseph Poland

Cinematographer:

Gilbert Warrenton

Editor:

Sam Fields

Production Designer:

David Milton

Production Companies:

Westwood Productions Co., Allied Artists Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was West of Texas . The plot synopsis is based on reviews and the summary in copyright ... More Less

The working title of this film was West of Texas . The plot synopsis is based on reviews and the summary in copyright records. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
27 Feb 1954.
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Daily Variety
18 Feb 54
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
27 May 1953
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
19 Jun 1953
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
22 Jun 1953
p. 5.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Feb 54
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
14 Nov 53
p. 2071.
Variety
24 Feb 54
p. 6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Westwood Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
2d asst dir
Dial dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
MUSIC
SOUND
Rec
PRODUCTION MISC
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
West of Texas
Release Date:
20 December 1953
Production Date:
began mid June 1953
Copyright Claimants:
Allied Artists Productions, Inc. Monogram Pictures Corp.
Copyright Dates:
20 December 1953 20 December 1953
Copyright Numbers:
LP3101 LP3101
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in feet):
5,598
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Outlaws Gil Duncan, Tom Mack and Tench rob a stagecoach outside Rio Vista, then turn the money over to sheriff Walt Reardon, who is Duncan’s son, to delude Walt and local residents into thinking that they are honest. Walt, however, is unimpressed, as he is familiar with his father’s lawless past. When a Wells Fargo agent is murdered while working undercover for Special Agent Jackson, Walt follows the murderer’s trail to his father’s cabin, and is wounded when a gunfight erupts. Duncan brings Walt to town where he is treated by Dr. Bradley and his daughter, Lois, who is Walt's girl friend. While Walt is recuperating, his father learns the details about the local gold mine’s next shipment from Jackson, who is unaware of Duncan’s criminal intent. Duncan, Mack and Tench then steal the shipment after which Jackson alerts Walt, who, now recovered, pursues the outlaws with him. Duncan is mortally wounded in a gunfight against his son and Jackson, but when Tench attempts to shoot Walt, Duncan kills Tench to save his son. After Mack killed is in the ensuing gunfight, Walt and Jackson return the gold to the ... +


Outlaws Gil Duncan, Tom Mack and Tench rob a stagecoach outside Rio Vista, then turn the money over to sheriff Walt Reardon, who is Duncan’s son, to delude Walt and local residents into thinking that they are honest. Walt, however, is unimpressed, as he is familiar with his father’s lawless past. When a Wells Fargo agent is murdered while working undercover for Special Agent Jackson, Walt follows the murderer’s trail to his father’s cabin, and is wounded when a gunfight erupts. Duncan brings Walt to town where he is treated by Dr. Bradley and his daughter, Lois, who is Walt's girl friend. While Walt is recuperating, his father learns the details about the local gold mine’s next shipment from Jackson, who is unaware of Duncan’s criminal intent. Duncan, Mack and Tench then steal the shipment after which Jackson alerts Walt, who, now recovered, pursues the outlaws with him. Duncan is mortally wounded in a gunfight against his son and Jackson, but when Tench attempts to shoot Walt, Duncan kills Tench to save his son. After Mack killed is in the ensuing gunfight, Walt and Jackson return the gold to the mine. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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