The Bad Man (1941 film)

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.

The Bad Man
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


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See also


  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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