Bad Bascomb (film)
|Directed by||S. Sylvan Simon|
|Produced by||Orville O. Dull|
|Written by||D. A. Loxley (story)
William R. Lipman
J. Carrol Naish
|Music by||David Snell|
|Edited by||Ben Lewis|
|Distributed by||Metro-Goldwyn Mayer|
Bad Bascomb is a 1946 western film starring Wallace Beery and Margaret O'Brien. 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.
- Wallace Beery as Zed Bascomb
- Margaret O'Brien as Emmy
- Marjorie Main as Abbie Hanks
- J. Carrol Naish as Bart Ramsey
- Frances Rafferty as Dora McCabe
- Marshall Thompson as Jimmy Holden
- Henry O'Neill as Governor Winton
- Sara Haden as Tillie Lovejoy
- Frank Darien as Elder Moab McCabe
- Stanley Andrews as Col. Cartright (uncredited)
Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main appeared in the following seven films together:
- Wyoming (1940)
- Barnacle Bill (1941)
- Jackass Mail (1942)
- The Bugle Sounds (1942)
- Rationing (1944)
- Bad Bascomb (1946)
- Big Jack (1949)
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Variety film review; February 6, 1946.
- Harrison's Reports film review; February 9, 1946, page 22.
- See also "60 Top Grossers of 1946", Variety 8 January 1947 p8