Bad Boy

Bad Boy

Director: Kurt Neumann Cast: Lloyd Nolan, Jane Wyatt, Audie Murphy

DVD (Full Frame)

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In 1947, Variety Clubs International, a showbiz charitable organization, was responsible for the frothy musical Variety Girl. The organization's 1949 film effort, Monogram's Bad Boy, is a bit on the grimmer side, but not too much so. Most of the film was lensed at the VCI's Boys Club Ranch at Copperas Cove TX. In his first starring role (and second film appearance), war hero Audie Murphy plays Danny Lester, the "bad boy" of the title. A delinquent with a long rap sheet, Danny is sent to the Ranch in hopes that he can be rehabilitated. This seems to be a hopeless goal until ranch head Marshall Brown (Lloyd Nolan) digs into Danny's past to find a reason for the boy's ungovernable behavior. Jane Wyatt as Brown's wife, James Gleason as his assistant, and a coterie of talented juvenile actors lend sensitivity and credibility to this refreshingly unsentimental yarn.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/05/2016
UPC: 0888574367824
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 27,831

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lloyd Nolan Marshall Brown
Jane Wyatt Mrs. Marshall Brown
Audie Murphy Danny Lester
James Gleason The Chief
Stanley Clements Bitsy
Martha Vickers Lila Strawn
Rhys Williams Arnold Strawn
Selena Royle Judge Prentiss
Jimmy Lydon Ted Hendry
Dickie Moore Charlie
Tommy Cook Floyd
William Lester Joe Shields
Walter Sande Texas Oil Man
Stephen Chase Sheriff Wells
Charles Trowbridge Dr. Fletcher
Francis Pierlot Mr. Pardee
Florence Auer Mrs. Meechan
George Beban Bell Captain
Bill Walker Ollie
Margo Woode Mrs. Strawn
Marie Blake Actor

Technical Credits
Kurt Neumann Director
Robert Hardy Andrews Screenwriter
William Austin Editor
William Austin Editor
Raymond Boltz Set Decoration/Design
Theobold Holsopple Art Director
Paul Sawtell Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Short Producer
Karl Struss Cinematographer
Gordon Wiles Production Designer

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