The Badlanders (1958)

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Released from the Yuma Prison in 1898, ex-killer John McBain wants to go straight while ex-robber Peter Van Hoek seeks revenge but their destinies eventually converge in the mining town of Prescott.

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19 November 2002 | daryl42
Not a bad caper western
Toward the end, there is a scene that I recognized almost word for word from a similar scene in The Asphalt Jungle, then I realized that the whole thing is a close approximation. The family man safe cracker is the family man "powder monkey", the heavy Borgine is the thug Sterling Hayden (with their girlfriends of questionable repute), the financiers with their bought lawmen and molls are the same, the caper is similar. This one is a bit more lightweight than the former.

Maybe it would have worked better as a noir in B&W but not a bad film.

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Release Date:

14 December 1958

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Kingman, Arizona, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$1,436,000 (estimated)

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