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?
started as director but quit after 2 weeks, ostensibly to direct Sergeant York
. But Howard Hughes
, who had the dailies flown to Los Angeles daily, had complained that Hawks was not spending enough time filming, which probably precipitated his leaving. Hughes took over as director in December 1940 and announced all scenes would be re-shot by Gregg Toland
, who replaced the original cinematographer, Lucien Ballard
. However, screenwriter Jules Furthman
filled in for Hughes as director on 31 December 1940 and often thereafter. See more
Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) appear in several scenes. Joshua tree occurs in southeastern California (mostly, southern Nevada, northwestern Arizona, and extreme southwestern Utah, but not in New Mexico, where the story takes place. 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 Billy the Kid
"Gwine to Rune All Night"
("De Camptown Races")
Music by Stephen Foster
Played on piano offscreen in the saloon See more