The Bad Man (1923)

Western | 8 October 1923

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For information on other film adaptations of William Emerson Porter's play, please consult the entry below for the 1930 film of the same name, directed by Clarence Badger and starring Walter Huston and Dorothy ... More Less

For information on other film adaptations of William Emerson Porter's play, please consult the entry below for the 1930 film of the same name, directed by Clarence Badger and starring Walter Huston and Dorothy Revier. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Oct 1923.
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Variety
11 Oct 23
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 October 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Edwin Carewe Productions
Copyright Date:
5 October 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19472
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,404
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Notorious Mexican bandit Pancho López recognizes Gilbert Jones as the man who once saved his life; therefore, when Jones is in danger of losing his ranch for default of mortgage payment, López determines to help him. At the same time, Morgan Pell, intending to swindle Jones out of his potentially oil-rich property, offers him a sum of money, which Jones conditionally accepts. When López discovers that Jones and Mrs. Pell are in love he has Pell shot, then robs a local bank, pays the mortgage, and returns the cattle he has stolen. With Mr. Pell out of the way and the ranch secure, Jones and Mrs. Pell are free to ... +


Notorious Mexican bandit Pancho López recognizes Gilbert Jones as the man who once saved his life; therefore, when Jones is in danger of losing his ranch for default of mortgage payment, López determines to help him. At the same time, Morgan Pell, intending to swindle Jones out of his potentially oil-rich property, offers him a sum of money, which Jones conditionally accepts. When López discovers that Jones and Mrs. Pell are in love he has Pell shot, then robs a local bank, pays the mortgage, and returns the cattle he has stolen. With Mr. Pell out of the way and the ranch secure, Jones and Mrs. Pell are free to marry. +

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