Bad Bascomb (film)
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.
|Directed by||S. Sylvan Simon|
|Produced by||Orville O. Dull|
|Written by||D. A. Loxley (story)|
William R. Lipman
|Starring||Wallace Beery |
J. Carrol Naish
|Music by||David Snell|
|Edited by||Ben Lewis|
|Distributed by||Metro-Goldwyn Mayer|
"Bad" Bascomb (Beery) is a notorious outlaw wanted by federal marshals after outwitting every group sent to capture him. He and fellow bandit Bart Yancey (Naish), a cold-blooded killer, have again eluded the marshals by joining a Mormon wagon train heading to Utah. They pretend to be helpful, and Bascomb becomes fond of an admiring little girl who attaches herself to him played by O'Brien. Beery eventually distances himself from Yancey by thwarting an attempted robbery and then saves the wagon train from an attack by Indians by riding to get help, before being taken captive by the marshal at the end of the movie.
- Wallace Beery as Zed Bascomb
- Margaret O'Brien as Emmy
- Marjorie Main as Abbey Hanks
- J. Carrol Naish as Bart Yancey
- Frances Rafferty as Dora McCabe
- Russell Simpson as Elijah Walker
- 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)
- Joseph Crehan as Gov. Ames (uncredited)
Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main appeared in the following seven films together:
- 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