Bad Men of Missouri

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Bad Men of Missouri
Bad Men of Missouri poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ray Enright
Produced by Harlan Thompson
Screenplay by Charles Grayson
Story by Robert E. Kent
Starring Dennis Morgan
Jane Wyman
Wayne Morris
Arthur Kennedy
Music by Howard Jackson
Cinematography Arthur Todd
Edited by Clarence Kolster
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • July 26, 1941 (1941-07-26)
Running time
71 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Bad Men of Missouri is a 1941 American Western film directed by Ray Enright and written by Charles Grayson. The film stars Dennis Morgan, Jane Wyman, Wayne Morris and Arthur Kennedy.[1][2] The film was released by Warner Bros. on July 26, 1941.

Plot

After the war, with Confederate money now useless, many Missouri farmers find themselves unable to pay their bills. William Merrick and his men begin foreclosing on them or running them off, resulting in the death of Martha Adams, sweetheart of one of the Younger gang.

The brothers Cole, Bob and Jim Younger ride back to Missouri just as their father is shot by Merrick's hired gun, Greg Bilson. A sheriff is killed as well and the Youngers are falsely accused of murdering him, so they retaliate by joining Jesse James's gang and pulling off robberies, giving the money to the needy farmers to pay their taxes.

Merrick decides to flush out Jim Younger by arresting the woman he loves, Mary Hathaway, as an accomplice to the Younger brothers' crimes. He offers to exchange Mary for Jim behind bars, secretly plotting to kill Jim once he's in his custody. The Youngers turn the tables, leading Merrick and Bilson to their own accidental deaths. They leave town and head for Minnesota to pull off another theft, but Mary and the Missourians try to figure a way to bring them safely back home.

Cast

References

  1. ^ "Bad Men of Missouri (1941) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 
  2. ^ T.S. (1941-08-16). "Movie Review - Bad Men of Missouri - ' Bad Men of Missouri,' a Rapid Horse Opera, Rides Into the Strand - 'Mystery Ship' at the Rialto". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-08-24. 

External links

  • Bad Men of Missouri on IMDb


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