Best of the Badmen Poster

Release Date: 1951

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
After the North defeats the South, Union Maj. Jeff Clanton (Robert Ryan) heads to Missouri to provide the Confederacy's Quantrill's Raiders a chance to claim allegiance to the Union, thereby clearing their wanted status. But standing in Clanton's way are the corrupt lawmen Joad (Barton MacLane) and Fowler (Robert Preston), who would rather keep the men outlaws to collect the reward on their heads. After Joad and Fowler frame Clanton for murder, he manages to escape, becoming an outlaw himself.

Cast: Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor, Robert Preston, Jack Buetel, Walter Brennan, Bruce Cabot, John Archer, Lawrence Tierney

Director: William D. Russell

Genres: Western

Production Co: RKO Radio Pictures Inc.

Keywords: Brother, Escape, Revenge, Wife, Rescue