3 Bad Men


3 Bad Men

John Ford
USA, 1926
99min, eZT

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3 Bad Men

John Ford
USA, 1926
, 99min, eZT

George O'Brien
Olive Borden
Lou Tellegen
Tom Santschi
J. Farrell MacDonald
Frank Campeau
Priscilla Bonner
Otis Harlan
Phyllis Haver
George Harris
Walter Perry
Original novel
«Over the Border» by Herman Whitaker
John Stone
George Schneiderman
Dana Kaproff
Gerd Rabanus
Sam Benson

Fox Film Corporation, John Ford Production
35 mm

The men of the title are three outlaws, who look after the heroine of the movie. The three outlaws are treated both comically and sympathetically. Their rich characterizations are terrific. They anticipate the comic, good natured crooks that will also show up in Ford's prison comedy, UP THE RIVER. Both films have a complete lack of realism in dealing with crooks: real life criminals are a pretty sorry lot. But both films' crooks are a swell bunch of ordinary guys, whose villainy takes place off screen, prior to the films' beginnings. Both get involved in much irresistible comic and sentimental business. In both films, the rowdy crooks protect and look after a young, refined romantic couple.

Live piano: Gerhard Gruber