Badman's Territory

Badman's Territory

Tim Whelan (1946)

U Certificate


Our Score
This excellent Randolph Scott western features such tried-and-tested supporting players as grizzled George "Gabby" Hayes and the great Chief Thundercloud. Rather like those Universal horror movies that gathered together Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and the Wolf Man, this story has Jesse and Frank James, Sam Bass, Belle Starr and the Dalton gang as opponents to Scott as he attempts to turn the Oklahoma territory into a full-grown state. Cleverly directed by veteran Tim Whelan, who doesn't let the clutter of characters spoil the flow, this is an above-average and very entertaining western.


A sheriff pursues infamous bandits Jesse and Frank James, who flee into a stretch of land not claimed by any state, which has become a haven for outlaws. When his brother is captured, the lawman is forced to enter this anarchic area to rescue him, and tries to restore order. Western, starring Randolph Scott and Ann Richards.

Cast & Crew

Mark Rowley Randolph Scott
Henryette Alcott Ann Richards
Coyote George "Gabby" Hayes
Bob Dalton Steve Brodie
Colonel Farewell Ray Collins
John Rowley James Warren
Bill Hampton Morgan Conway
Jesse James Lawrence Tierney
Frank James Tom Tyler
Sam Bass Nestor Paiva
Belle Starr Isabel Jewell
Bill Dalton William Moss
Meg Virginia Sale
Hank McGee John Halloran
Doc Grant Andrew Tombes
Ben Wade Richard Hale
Hodge Harry Holman
Director Tim Whelan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd