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Billy the Kid (1941)

Passed  |   |  Biography, Drama, Western  |  30 May 1941 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ian Hunter ...
Mary Howard ...
Edith Keating
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Dan Hickey
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'Spike' Hudson
Henry O'Neill ...
Tim Ward
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Ed Bronson (as Guinn Williams)
Cy Kendall ...
Cass McAndrews, Sheriff
Ted Adams ...
'Buz' Cobb
Frank Conlan ...
Judge Blake
Frank Puglia ...
Pedro Gonzales
Mitchell Lewis ...
Bart Hodges
Dick Curtis ...
Kirby Claxton
Grant Withers ...
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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Roaring out of the blood-swept pages of history . . . comes the only authentic life story of the Southwest's last outlaw . . . and his colorful career ! See more »


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30 May 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Billy, el Niño  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Right-handed Robert Taylor spent weeks perfecting his ability to draw a gun with his left hand in preparation for this film. See more »

Quotes

[later Edith Keating to Billy]
Edith: Jim's got roots here.
Billy: I got a horse and the west is wide.
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Connections

Version of The Time Tunnel: Billy the Kid (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Viva La Vida
Written by Ormond Ruthven (as Ormond B. Ruthven) and Albert Mannheimer
Played on guitar and Sung by Frank Puglia (uncredited) (dubbed by Mario Costa) (uncredited)
Reprised several times
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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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