Bullet for a Badman
Bullet for a Badman is a 1964 American Eastmancolor Western film directed by R.G. Springsteen and starring Audie Murphy and Darren McGavin. The film is based on the 1958 novel Renegade Posse, the working title of the film by Marvin H. Albert. The film was shot between October and November 1963 in Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park in Utah.
|Bullet for a Badman|
|Directed by||R.G. Springsteen|
|Produced by||Gordon Kay|
|Screenplay by||Mary Willingham|
|Based on||novel by Marvin H. Albert|
|Music by||Frank Skinner|
|Edited by||Russell F. Schoengarth|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Sam Ward and Logan Keliher were once brothers in arms in the Texas Rangers. When both left the force, Ward turned outlaw and is angry at Keliher for marrying his former wife and adopting his child whilst Ward was imprisoned for his crimes. Ward escapes from prison and forms a gang to rob a bank in Keliher's town with Ward planning to kill Keliher after the robbery. Keliher foils the robbery with Ward the only survivor of his gang. Ward escapes with the loot though he is wounded by Keliher. Keliher links up with a posse and uses his knowledge of Ward's ways to track him down.
Once Ward is captured and the bank money recovered, several members of the posse debate whether they should kill Ward and his girlfriend Lottie and keep the bank money for themselves. Their plans are interrupted by an Apache war party.
- Audie Murphy as Logan Keliher
- Darren McGavin as Sam Ward
- Ruta Lee as Lottie
- Beverley Owen as Susan
- Skip Homeier as Pink
- George Tobias as Diggs
- Alan Hale Jr. as Leach (as Alan Hale)
- Berkeley Harris as Jeff
- Edward Platt as Tucker
- Kevin Tate as Sammy
- Cece Whitney as Goldie
- Mort Mills as Ira Snow
- Ray Teal as the Sweeper
- Bob Steele as the Sheriff (uncredited)
- Aline Towne as the Saloon Girl (uncredited)
- Don Graham, No Name on the Bullet: The Biography of Audie Murphy, Penguin, 1989 p 292
- Bullet for a Badman at Audie Murphy Memorial Site
- p. 187 Larkins, Bob & Magers, Boyd The Films of Audie Murphy McFarland, 19 Aug. 2009
- D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.