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The Kid from Texas (1950)

Approved | | Western | 1 March 1950 (USA)
Billy the Kid becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his ... See full summary »

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Alexander Kain
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Roger Jameson
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O'Fallon
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Minninger
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Morales
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General Lew Wallace (as Robert H. Barrat)
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Crowe
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Major Harper
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Sheriff Rand
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Morgan
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Sid Curtis
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Billy the Kid becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivety to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife with whom he's infatuated. Written by Rita Richardson <rita.richardson@arch2.nara.gov>

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The true savage story of BILLY THE KID!

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Sheriff Brand: Suppose I told you there were half a dozen warrants out for his arrest right now. One for killing a man out of Silver City, Colorado, eight years ago with a knife. Another for killing four Chiricahua Indians.
Alexander Kain: Eight years ago? Well, that's ridiculous. The boy couldn't have been more than twelve years old!
Sheriff Brand: You don't judge a rattlesnake by his age. He's a rattler whether he's got one rattle or a dozen.
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First Murphy starring role
28 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

It must have been difficult for Audie Murphy to perform in front of a camera and it shows. However, although a bit on the stiff side, he does well in his first outing. Of course this is a whitewashed story of BTK but it's enjoyable. It's almost impossible to imagine that the youthful face we see here (approx 25 years old at the time although looking like a teenager) was in the war several years before. The narration doesn't help the picture but there is a lot of action. Audie looks great!


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