Release dateMay 22, 1946 (1946-05-22) WriterD.A. Loxley (story), William R. Lipman, Grant Garett CastWallace Beery (Zeb Bascomb alias Ezekiel 'Zeke' Smith), Margaret O'Brien (Emmy), Marjorie Main (Abbey Hanks), J. Carrol Naish (Bart Yancy), Frances Rafferty (Dora McCabe), Marshall Thompson (Jimmy Holden) Similar moviesHeroes: Lessons from the Book of Mormon, Return With Honor, Truth & Conviction: The Helmuth Hübener story, They Call Me Trinity, The Big Gundown, Bend of the River
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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.
"Bad" Bascomb (Beery) is a notorious outlaw wanted by federal marshals after outwitting every group sent to capture him. He and fellow bandit Bart Ramsay (Naish), a cold-blooded killer, have again eluded the marshalls by joining a Mormon wagon train heading to Utah. They pretend to be helpful, and Bascomb becomes fond of an admiring little girl played by O'Brien. Beery eventually distances himself from the other thief and saves the wagon train from an attack by Indians, before being taken captive by the law at the end of the movie.
Wallace Beery as Zed Bascomb
Margaret O'Brien as Emmy
Marjorie Main as Abbie Hanks
J. Carrol Naish as Bart Ramsey
Frances Rafferty as Dora McCabe
Marshall Thompson as Jimmy Holden
Henry O'Neill as Governor Winton
Sara Haden as Tillie Lovejoy
According to MGM records the film earned $2,384,000 in the US and Canada and $1,261,000 elsewhere, leading to an overall profit of $648,000.