Bad Bascomb (1946)
The 1946 MGM film "Bad Bascomb" is a Western film set in Wyoming after the Civil War.
A better-than-average prop coin is used as a gold coin.
and Margaret O'Brien as Emmy, a little girl who becomes friends with Bascomb.
wagon train headed to Utah.
Bascomb is befriended by Emmy, a little girl travelling with her grandmother.
to work for two women and he makes an incorrect assumption.
2. Bascomb and Yancy watching the wagon train
The two pose as Mormon converts and join the train.
3. Bascomb and Yancy introduce themselves
They are allowed to join and are assigned to assist unaccompanied women.
They are told that as they are new members, they do not have to marry the women.
Emmy is around nine years old and she attaches herself to Bascomb, following him around.
4. Bascomb and Emmy
5. Wagon train headed towards the mountains
The film was shot in Wyoming near the Grand Teton mountain range.
6. Yancy shows a gold coin to Bascomb
7. Coin closeup
The prop coin appears to be a copy of a Charles Barber design without the legend.
These designs were used for American silver coins in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
8. A "Barber" Dime, 1911-S (San Francisco)
Bascomb rides to a US Army Cavalry fort and brings back the Cavalry.
Unfortunately, a federal agent is at the fort and joins the soldiers.
9. Wagon train and Indians circled by Cavalry
The Cavalry chases the Indians off, Yancy and Bascomb fight with Bascomb the winner,
and the federal agent recognizes Bascomb.
Bascomb agrees to accompany the agent and leave the train.
He gets a tearful goodbye from Emmy.
10. Bascomb and the agent ride away, followed by Emmy
Wallace Beery as Zeb Bascomb
J. Carrol Naish as Bart Yancy
Margaret O'Brien as Emmy
Writers: D.A. Loxley, William Lipman, Grant Garret