Bad Lands (1939 film)

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.[3]

Bad Lands
Directed byLew Landers
Produced byRobert Sisk
Written byClarence Upson Young
StarringRobert Barrat
Noah Beery Jr.
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyRussell Metty
Frank Redman
Edited byGeorge Hively
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • August 28, 1939 (1939-08-28)[1]
Running time
70 min.
CountryUnited States
Box office$141,000[2]

Plot summary

In 1875, a posse headed by sheriff Sheriff Bill Cummings (Robert Barrat) is held at bay by Apache warriors. The posse members are picked off, 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. Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p57.

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