Bad Lands (1939 film)

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Bad Lands
Directed by Lew Landers
Produced by Robert Sisk
Written by Clarence Upson Young
Starring Robert Barrat
Noah Beery Jr.
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Music by Roy Webb
Cinematography Russell Metty
Frank Redman
Edited by George Hively
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • August 28, 1939 (1939-08-28)[1]
Running time
70 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $84,000[2]
Box office $141,000[2]

Bad Lands is a 1939 Western film. Bad Lands is a remake of John Ford's The Lost Patrol, with the locale changed from the Mesopotamian to the Arizona desert starring Victor McLaglen.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

In 1875, a posse headed by sheriff Sheriff Bill Cummings (Robert Barrat) is held at bay by Apache warriors. The posse members are decimated one by one, until only the Sheriff is left.



According to the RKO records the film had a loss of $6,000.[2]


  1. ^ "Bad Lands: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p57.
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