Bad Bascomb (film)

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Bad Bascomb
Bad Bascomb 1946.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by S. Sylvan Simon
Produced by Orville O. Dull
Written by D. A. Loxley (story)
William R. Lipman
Grant Garett
Starring Wallace Beery
Margaret O'Brien
Marjorie Main
J. Carrol Naish
Music by David Snell
Cinematography Charles Schoenbaum
Edited by Ben Lewis
Metro-Goldwyn Mayer
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer
Release date
  • May 22, 1946 (1946-05-22)
Running time
112 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,833,000[1]
Box office $3,645,000[1]

Bad Bascomb is a 1946 western film starring Wallace Beery and Margaret O'Brien.[2][3] The movie was directed by S. Sylvan Simon. The supporting cast features Marjorie Main, J. Carrol Naish, Frances Rafferty, Marshall Thompson and Henry O'Neill.


"Bad" Bascomb (Beery) is a notorious outlaw wanted by federal marshals after outwitting every group sent to capture him. He and fellow bandit Bart Ramsay (Naish), a cold-blooded killer, have again eluded the marshalls by joining a Mormon wagon train heading to Utah. They pretend to be helpful, and Bascomb becomes fond of an admiring little girl played by O'Brien. Beery eventually distances himself from the other thief and saves the wagon train from an attack by Indians, before being taken captive by the law at the end of the movie.



According to MGM records the film earned $2,384,000 in the US and Canada and $1,261,000 elsewhere, leading to an overall profit of $648,000.[1][4]


Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main appeared in the following seven films together:


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Variety film review; February 6, 1946.
  3. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; February 9, 1946, page 22.
  4. ^ See also "60 Top Grossers of 1946", Variety 8 January 1947 p8

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