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Billy the Kid (1930)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Western | 18 October 1930 (USA)
In this version of the Billy the Kid legend, Billy, after shooting down land baron William Donovan's henchmen for killing Billy's boss, is hunted down and captured by his friend, Sheriff ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Billy the Kid (as John Mack Brown)
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Claire
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Swenson
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Tunston
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Angus Mc Sween
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Mc Sween (as Blanche Frederici)
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Old Stuff (as Rosco Ates)
Warner Richmond ...
Bob Ballinger (as Warner P. Richmond)
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Donovan (as James Marcus)
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Hatfield
Jack Carlyle ...
Dick Brewer
John Beck ...
Butterworth
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Santiago (as Chris Martin)
Marguerita Padula ...
Nicky Whoosiz
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Storyline

In this version of the Billy the Kid legend, Billy, after shooting down land baron William Donovan's henchmen for killing Billy's boss, is hunted down and captured by his friend, Sheriff Pat Garrett. He escapes and is on his way to Mexico when Garrett, recapturing him, must decide whether to bring him in or to let him go. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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18 October 1930 (USA)  »

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The Highwayman Rides  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Although he's fourth billed, most of Karl Dane's scenes wound up deleted from the final release print. See more »

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Featured in Legends of the West (1992) See more »

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Hi-Ho
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Composer unknown
Sung by a cowboy on the trail
Reprised by the party guests at the McSween house
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Rip Roaring Early Talkie Western
2 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Western Movie Fans are not Likely to be Disappointed in this Rowdy Shoot em' Up from 1930. It is a Big Production all around and there is Plenty of Gunplay and Wide Open Spaces, a Large and Scruffy Cast, and a Substantial Running Time.

Holding it Back from Greatness are some Stiff Dialog Scenes and a Meandering Script Peppered with Down Home Humor and an Awkward Love Story. But there are Dozens of Deaths by Gunpowder and there are a Few Striking Set Pieces.

Billy and the Gang Hold Up and Surrounded in a Cabin, Billy's Capture and Escape from the Lincoln County Jail, and a Cave Dwelling, Starving Billy the Kid forced into the Open by a Pan of Frying Bacon, Among Others.

Overall it is a Rip Roaring Western that Helped Johnny Mack Brown stay a Star and it also didn't Hurt Wallace Berry's Career as He Plays a Rather Subdued Pat Garrett.


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