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Billy the Kid (1930)

Passed  -  Biography | Drama | Romance  -  18 October 1930 (USA)
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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 (as John Mack Brown)
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Garrett
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Claire
Karl Dane ...
Swenson
Wyndham Standing ...
Tunston
Russell Simpson ...
Mc Sween
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Mc Sween (as Blanche Frederici)
Roscoe Ates ...
Old Stuff (as Rosco Ates)
Warner Richmond ...
Ballinger (as Warner P. Richmond)
James A. Marcus ...
Donovan (as James Marcus)
Nelson McDowell ...
Hatfield
Jack Carlyle ...
Brewer
John Beck ...
Butterworth
Chris-Pin Martin ...
Santiago (as Chris Martin)
Marguerita Padula ...
Nicky Whoosiz
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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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A FIGHTER TO THE END - A LOVER UNAFRAID! See more »


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18 October 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Highwayman Rides  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Famous silent screen actor and history buff,William S. Hart, was hired by the studios as a tech adviser and to coach Johnny Mack Brown for his role as Billy the Kid. During a publicity photo shoot, Brown is seen holding Hart's most prize possession from his gun collection: a revolver that once belonged to Billy the Kid. It later turned out that Mr. Hart was bamboozled, the gun was manufactured years after Billy the Kid's death. Despite not being Billy the Kid's gun, the revolver continued to be on display at the William S. Hart Museum. In the 1990s, the museum was broken into and the entire gun collection was stolen. See more »

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Version of Billy the Kid (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Chopsticks
(1877) (uncredited)
Music by Euphemia Allen
Played on piano by Nelson McDowell and Johnny Mack Brown
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Stunning locations, effective myth-making
13 March 2003 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

This film was full of surprises for me, given its less-than-stellar reputation. One has to view it in terms of Hollywood myth-making and not as if it's an episode of `Biography.' King Vidor's camerawork is startlingly fluid - he uses camera movement and cutting very effectively. One of the biggest surprises was the brutality (not to be confused with gore) of certain scenes. The film also does an excellent job of creating a mood of futility. As for Johnny Mack Brown, at first I thought he was inappropriately cast. But as the movie continued, his characterization seemed more valid. And of course, the location shots are stunning. This film is underrated and overdue for critical re-evaluation. Perhaps that will happen if an archivist finds a widescreen print!


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