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Bullet for a Badman is a 1964 American Eastmancolor Western film directed by R.G. Springsteen and starring Audie Murphy and Darren McGavin.[2] The film is based on the 1958 novel Renegade Posse, the working title of the film[3] by Marvin H. Albert. The film was shot between October and November 1963[4] in Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park in Utah.[5]

Bullet for a Badman
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Film poster
Directed byR.G. Springsteen
Produced byGordon Kay
Screenplay byMary Willingham
Willard Willingham
Based onnovel by Marvin H. Albert
StarringAudie Murphy
Darren McGavin
Music byFrank Skinner
CinematographyJoseph Biroc
Edited byRussell F. Schoengarth
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 1, 1964 (1964-09-01) (United States)
  • September 2, 1964 (1964-09-02) (Los Angeles)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States



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.



Parts of the film were shot at the Virgin River in Zion National Park and Snow Canyon in Utah.[6]

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  1. ^ Don Graham, No Name on the Bullet: The Biography of Audie Murphy, Penguin, 1989 p 292
  2. ^ Bullet for a Badman at Audie Murphy Memorial Site
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  4. ^ p. 187 Larkins, Bob & Magers, Boyd The Films of Audie Murphy McFarland, 19 Aug. 2009
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  6. ^ D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.

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