The Good Bad Man

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The Good Bad Man
The Good Bad Man.jpg
1916 trace art theatrical poster
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Douglas Fairbanks
Written by Douglas Fairbanks
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Cinematography Victor Fleming
Fine Arts Film Company
Distributed by Triangle Film Corporation (1916 release)
Tri-Stone Pictures (1923 re-release)
Release dates
  • April 21, 1916 (1916-04-21) (Original release)
  • October 19, 1923 (1923-10-19) (Re-release)
Running time 50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Good Bad Man (1916) is an American silent Western film directed by Allan Dwan. The film stars Douglas Fairbanks (who also produced and wrote the film) and Bessie Love.

The film was originally distributed by Triangle Film Corporation. The film was edited and re-released by Tri-Stone Pictures in 1923.[1] A still photo from the film published in Overland Monthly (November 1916) refers to the film as Coyote of the Rio Grande and gives the name of Fairbanks' character as "Coyote McCall".


Bessie Love and Douglas Fairbanks in Overland Monthly (November 1916) where title of film is given as Coyote of the Rio Grande

Preservation status[edit]

No print of the original 1916 release exists, but a print of the 1923 re-release is preserved at the Library of Congress.[2]

On May 31, 2014, a restored print of the 1923 version was shown at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival at the Castro Theatre. This print has an original title at the beginning: "Supervised by D. W. Griffith".


  1. ^ The Good Bad Man at
  2. ^ Lombardi, Frederic (2013). Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios. McFarland. p. 60. ISBN 0-786-43485-6. 

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