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Billy the Kid (1941)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Western | 30 May 1941 (USA)
In 1880 New Mexico, during a feud between cattle growers, former childhood friends Billy the Kid and Jim Sherwood end-up working for opposite sides.

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Cast

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Dan Hickey
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'Spike' Hudson
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Tim Ward
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Ed Bronson (as Guinn Williams)
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Cass McAndrews - Sheriff
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'Buz' Cobb
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Judge Blake
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Pedro Gonzales
Mitchell Lewis ...
Bart Hodges
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Kirby Claxton
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Ed Shanahan
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Storyline

Billy Bonney is a hot-headed gunslinger who narrowly skirts a life of crime by being befriended and hired by a peaceful rancher, Eric Keating. When Keating is killed, Billy seeks revenge on the men who killed him, even if it means opposing his friend, Marshal Jim Sherwood. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

WANTED FOR MURDER WILLIAM BONNEY ALIAS "BILLY THE KID" (original ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Billy, el Niño  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,411,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Monday 7 January 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Friday 22 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it first aired in New York City 2 December 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 15 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were all still in B&W. Viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. See more »

Quotes

Epilogue: Thus, as the ways of law came to the last frontier, the last of the men of violence found his peace.
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Connections

Version of Billy the Kid's Gun Justice (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Lazy Acres
Written by Ormond Ruthven (as Ormond B. Ruthven)
Played and sung by members of the Pickard family and John Raitt (uncredited) at the party
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Abosrbing western with Robert Taylor in the lead

This is an absorbing western with Robert Taylor as the famous outlaw. Of course the facts are not bothered with - Hollywood just dishes up a ripe bit of western lore that is really only meant to entertain, not enlighten. The Technicolor cinematography was deservedly Oscar nominated. It's competent and well done and certainly worth a look if you are a fan of westerns.


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