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The Bad Man
Director: Edwin Carewe (Dir)
Release Date:   8 Oct 1923
Duration (in feet):   6,404
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Holbrook Blinn (Pancho López)  
    Jack Mulhall (Gilbert Jones)  
    Walter McGrail (Morgan Pell)  
    Enid Bennett (Mrs. Morgan Pell)  
    Harry Myers (Red Giddings)  
    Charles A. Sellon (Uncle Henry)  
    Stanton Heck (Jasper Hardy)  
    Teddy Sampson (Angela Hardy)  
    Thomas Delmar (Captain Blake)  
    Frank Lanning (Indian cook)  
    Peter Vanzuella (Pedro)  

Summary: Notorious Mexican bandit Pancho López recognizes Gilbert Jones as the man who once saved his life; therefore, when Jones is in danger of losing his ranch for default of mortgage payment, López determines to help him. At the same time, Morgan Pell, intending to swindle Jones out of his potentially oil-rich property, offers him a sum of money, which Jones conditionally accepts. When López discovers that Jones and Mrs. Pell are in love he has Pell shot, then robs a local bank, pays the mortgage, and returns the cattle he has stolen. With Mr. Pell out of the way and the ranch secure, Jones and Mrs. Pell are free to marry. 

Production Company: Edwin Carewe Productions  
Distribution Company: Associated First National Pictures  
Director: Edwin Carewe (Dir)
Producer: Edwin Carewe (Pres)
Photography: Sol Polito (Dir of photog)
Production Misc: John Lynch (Prod mgr)
Country: United States

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Source Text: Based on the play The Bad Man by Porter Emerson Browne, presented by William Harris, Jr. (New York, 30 Sep 1920).
Authors: Porter Emerson Browne

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Edwin Carewe Productions 5/10/1923 dd/mm/yyyy LP19472

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Genre: Western
 
Subjects (Major): Bandits
  Mexicans
  Murder
  Oil fields
  Ranches
  Swindlers and swindling

Note: For information on other film adaptations of William Emerson Porter's play, please consult the entry below for the 1930 film of the same name, directed by Clarence Badger and starring Walter Huston and Dorothy Revier. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   7 Oct 1923.   
Variety   11 Oct 23   p. 26.

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