The Bad Man (1941 film)

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The Bad Man
The Bad Man (1941 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Thorpe
Produced byJ. Walter Ruben
Screenplay byWells Root
Based onthe play The Bad Man
by Porter Emerson Browne
StarringWallace Beery
Lionel Barrymore
Laraine Day
Ronald Reagan
Music byFranz Waxman
CinematographyClyde De Vinna
Edited byConrad A. Nervig
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 28, 1941 (1941-03-28)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Bad Man is a 1941 American Western film starring Wallace Beery and featuring Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, and Ronald Reagan. The movie was written by Wells Root from the Porter Emerson Browne play, and directed by Richard Thorpe. The film is a remake of the 1923 silent version and the 1930 remake.[1][2][3] The supporting cast features Tom Conway and Chill Wills.


Gil Jones (Ronald Reagan) is an American who runs a Mexico ranch, which may have oil under it. A woman he loves, Lucia Pell (Laraine Day), has married a New York businessman, Morgan Pell (Tom Conway), possibly for his money. Jones and his Uncle Henry (Lionel Barrymore) are in debt and banker Jasper Hardy could foreclose at any time. Mexican bandit Pancho Lopez (Beery), meanwhile, rustles their cattle.


Sequence from the trailer featuring Wallace Beery
Reagan in the trailer
Barrymore in the trailer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Bad Man". Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  2. ^ "The Bad Man (1941) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-05-08.
  3. ^ T.M.P. (1941-04-04). "Movie Review - The Bad Man - At the Capitol". Retrieved 2015-05-08.

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