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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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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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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)

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. Ironically it was later revealed that the infamous photo of Billy the Kid with a gun in his left hand was mirrored and the famous outlaw was in fact right handed. See more »

Quotes

Billy: Yeah, I'll play along, Hickey. You just keep four aces in the deck.
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Connections

Remake of Billy the Kid (1930) 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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