Last of the Badmen (1957)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Release Date - Feb 17, 1957 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Last of the Badmen gets started in 1880 Chicago, as detective Dan Barton (George Montgomery) prepares to head westward. Barton intends to round up a gang of stagecoach bandits, whose modus operandi is to spring criminals from jail in return for their services. In order to infiltrate the gang, Barton poses as an incarcerated crook with a huge price on his head. What he doesn't know is that gang leader Hawkins (Douglas Kennedy) invariably kills the bad guys that he's freed from jail in order to collect the reward money. For the most part an ordinary western, Last of the Badmen is elevated by its novel premise.

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robbery, bad-guy, cowboy, detective, good-guy, investigation, private-detective, stagecoach