Badlanders, The (1958): Delmer Daves’ Western, Starring Alan Ladd and Ernest Borgnine

Delmer Daves directed The Badlanders (1958), a western caper film starring Alan Ladd and Ernest Borgnine.

Based on the 1949 novel The Asphalt Jungle by W. R. Burnett, the story was given an 1898 setting by screenwriter Richard Collins.

It is the second film adaptation of the novel following 1950’s The Asphalt Jungle.

Alan Ladd as Peter Van Hoek
Ernest Borgnine as John McBain
Katy Jurado as Anita
Claire Kelly as Ada Winton
Kent Smith as Cyril Lounsberry
Nehemiah Persoff as Vincente
Robert Emhardt as Sample
Anthony Caruso as Comanche