The Bad Man (1930)

80 mins | Western | 13 September 1930

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HISTORY

A Spanish-language version of this film, El hombre malo, which was directed by William McCann and starred Antonio Moreno, was shot simultaneously with the English-language version. A French version, López, le bandit also was made in 1930, but no evidence of its U.S. exhibition has been found. The French version was directed by Jean Daumery and starred Geymond Vital, Jeanne Helbling, Gaston Glass and Suzy Vernon.
       Other adaptations of Porter Emerson Browne's play include a 1923 Associated First National version entitled The Bad Man, directed by Edwin Carewe and starring Holbrook Blinn; a 1937 Warner Bros. production entitled West of Shanghai, directed by John Farrow and starring Boris Karloff and Beverly Roberts; and the 1941 M-G-M film The Bad Man, directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Wallace Beery (see entries above and below). ...

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A Spanish-language version of this film, El hombre malo, which was directed by William McCann and starred Antonio Moreno, was shot simultaneously with the English-language version. A French version, López, le bandit also was made in 1930, but no evidence of its U.S. exhibition has been found. The French version was directed by Jean Daumery and starred Geymond Vital, Jeanne Helbling, Gaston Glass and Suzy Vernon.
       Other adaptations of Porter Emerson Browne's play include a 1923 Associated First National version entitled The Bad Man, directed by Edwin Carewe and starring Holbrook Blinn; a 1937 Warner Bros. production entitled West of Shanghai, directed by John Farrow and starring Boris Karloff and Beverly Roberts; and the 1941 M-G-M film The Bad Man, directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Wallace Beery (see entries above and below).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Sep 1930
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New York Times
27 Sep 1930
p. 21
Variety
1 Oct 1930
p. 34
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Clarence Badger
Dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
John Seitz
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Bad Man by Porter Emerson Browne, presented by William Harris, Jr. (New York, 30 Sep 1920).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
El hombre malo
Release Date:
13 September 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
1 September 1930
LP1576
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,124
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
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 ...

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

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