Best of the Badmen

best-of-the-badmenHere’s the ultimate encyclopedia of old B-Western bad guys.

Photographs and mini-biographies of 315 actors who ever snarled a line at our white-hatted heroes are accompanied by a list of some of the best films they appeared in while wearing that nasty black hat. Some of these men who were heavies early in their careers went on to become good guys themselves, such as Glenn Strange, Paul Fix and Ward Bond, but they had first generated notice in their more villainous roles. Many of the names of these colorful characters may not be familiar to you, but if you’re a fan of the oldies, their photos will immediately take you back to those Saturday afternoons when you watched them all bite the dust while trying to outwit our fringed and spangled heroes. This book is a real treat. —Chuck Lewis

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