WriterGeorge W. George, George F. Slavin Release date1953 (1953) CastJeanne Crain (Linda Culligan), Dale Robertson (Brett Stanton), Richard Boone (John Ringo), Lloyd Bridges (Gar Stanton), Carole Mathews (Cynthia London), Carl Betz (Deputy Phil Ryan) Similar moviesDale Robertson appears in City of Bad Men and The Silver Whip
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City of Bad Men is a 1953 American Western film starring Jeanne Crain, Dale Robertson and Richard Boone.
A heavyweight championship fight between James J. Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons is coming to Carson City, Nevada at exactly the same time outlaw Brett Stanton and brother Gar return to town.
Away for six years, Brett has alienated his former love, Linda Culligan, who is now involved with Jim London, the fight's promoter. London's sister, Cynthia Castle, tries to attract Brett's interest, but he's only got eyes for Linda.
Because the bout could sell as much as $100,000 in tickets, law-breakers like Johnny Ringo are also milling around, keeping Sheriff Bill Gifford on his toes. He ends up asking Brett to be a deputy, just for the week of the fight, not knowing Brett's actually scheming to rob the proceeds himself.
A fight-day decision by Linda to end her engagement to Jim changes the plans of Brett, who decides to go straight. Alas, his brother Gar betrays him to Ringo, who goes through with the daring robbery. Brett has to exchange gunfire with both Ringo and Gar, and when he's successful, Linda returns to his arms.
Jeanne Crain as Linda Culligan
Dale Robertson as Brett Stanton
Richard Boone as Johnny Ringo
Lloyd Bridges as Gar Stanton
Carole Mathews as Cynthia Castle
Carl Betz as Deputy Phil Ryan
Whitfield Connor as Jim London
Hugh Sanders as Sheriff Bill Gifford
Rodolfo Acosta as Mendoza
Pascual García Peña as Pig
Harry Carter as Jack
Robert Adler as Barney
City of Bad Men was released in 2014 as a "publish on demand" DVD in the United States.
In popular culture
In episode five of the first season of the USA network series Graceland, the main character Mike (who is an undercover FBI agent) has a conversation with one of this targets, the ruthless Nigerian crime lord "Bello" (played by actor Gbenga Akinnagbe), where at one point the film is mentioned after Mike quotes a line from the film. Bello admits he's impressed with this knowledge of the film and admits he's a fan. Bello even shows Mike a copy of the film on DVD in a video store later on in the episode.