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The Outlaw (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 November 1946 (Mexico)
Western legends Pat Garrett, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are played against each other over the law and the attentions of vivacious country vixen Rio McDonald.

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Storyline

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 Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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7 November 1946 (Mexico)  »

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Trivia

In his book "Hollywood", Garson Kanin wrote that one day in New York, he and George S. Kaufman were walking down Broadway and counted five billboards with an alluring picture of Jane Russell advertising this film, prompting Kaufman to remark: "They ought to call it 'A Sale of Two Titties'". See more »

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In the final scene you can see a car pass on the distance, from left to right. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Townsman: Doc Holliday just got off the stagecoach! Do you want me and some of the boys to come along with you?
Pat Garrett: Why do ask that?
Townsman: Well, I certainly wouldn't want to fool around with him if I were alone.
Pat Garrett: I don't blame you, but I ain't gonna make no trouble for Doc Holliday. He's my best friend!
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Version of Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Opus 74, 'Pathétique'
(1893) (uncredited)
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
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Abysmal
10 April 1999 | by (BC) – See all my reviews

Easily a candidate for the worst film ever made. There are not enough bad things to say about this ridiculous and laughable piece of 40's kitsch. What Walter Huston and Thomas Mitchell, the two greatest character actors of the day, were doing in it is one of the enduring mysteries of the world. One can only assume Howard Hughes made it worth their while. But how they kept straight faces through the picture is still an enduring mystery, especially when Mitchell, as Pat Garrett, shoots off a passive Billy the Kid's ears only to fail in his attempt to get the kid to draw his gun. Bad, bad, bad...just bad. If not the worst movie ever made, definitely the worst western. Anyone who paid just to see Jane Russell in Bondage or her giant cleavage at the time sure didn't see much. Well at the time maybe they thought they did.


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