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Bad Bascomb (1946)





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In this western, Wallace Beery plays the badman of the title, whose heart is softened by a sweet little child. Just about to make a clean getaway, Beery realizes that the child is in danger of being killed by marauding Indians. He opts to risk his life to save the child.


Wallace Beery
as Zeb Bascomb/Ezekiel 'Zeke' Smith
Marjorie Main
as Abbey Hanks
J. Carroll Naish
as Bart Yancy
Marshall Thompson
as Jimmy Holden
Russell Simpson
as Elijah Walker
Warner Anderson
as Luther Mason
Donald Curtis
as John Fulton
Connie Gilchrist
as Annie Freemont
Sara Haden
as Tillie Lovejoy
Renie Riano
as Lucy Lovejoy
Henry O'Neill
as Gov. Winton
Frank Darien
as Elder McCabe
Joseph Crehan
as Gov. Ames
Clyde Fillmore
as Gov. Clark
Arthur Space
as Sheriff
Eddie Acuff
as Corporal
Stanley Andrews
as Col. Cartright
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Audience Reviews for Bad Bascomb

Margaret O'Brien is one of the most adorable and articulate child actors ever, and her chemistry with anyone on screen is always magical. Here with Wallace Beery -- his love interest, so to speak -- that chemistry is unmistakable.

Despite the copious amounts of bloodshed in this one, it is still a comedy. O'Brien heals Beery with her child's amorous ways, reforming him and transforming him from a hard-boiled outlaw to an altruistic, self-sacrificing human being.

Oddly enough, the ending is not a typically comic one. We are left with the impression that Beery's optimism about his return may actually be just that, and he might actually never return.

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