Newly appointed sheriff Pat Garrett is pleased when his old friend Doc Holliday arrives in Lincoln, New Mexico on the stage. Doc is trailing his stolen horse, and it is discovered in the possession of Billy the Kid. In a surprising turnaround, Billy and Doc become friends. This causes the friendship between Doc and Pat to cool. The odd relationship between Doc and Billy grows stranger when Doc hides Billy at his girl, Rio's, place after Billy is shot. She falls for Billy, although he treats her very badly. Interaction between these four is played out against an Indian attack before a final showdown reduces the group's number. Written by
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Did You Know?
wanted Albert R. Broccoli
to work as an assistant director on the film, but when Howard Hughes
heard it he said: "I can't give a good friend a job, the studio will be very upset with me!" But Hawks replied: "I want Cubby!" (Albert R "Cubby" Broccoli, who later became famous for the 'James Bond' films). See more
Billy the Kid was killed by Pat Garrett in 1881, but Doc Holliday died in bed of tuberculosis in 1887. See more
Doc Holliday just got off the stagecoach! Do you want me and some of the boys to come along with you?
Why do ask that?
Well, I certainly wouldn't want to fool around with him if I were alone.
I don't blame you, but I ain't gonna make no trouble for Doc Holliday. He's my best friend!
Version of I Shot Billy the Kid
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Opus 74, 'Pathétique'
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
First movement theme played during the opening credits
Variations also played throughout as the love theme between Billy and Rio See more