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The Kid from Texas (1950)

 -  Western  -  1 March 1950 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Irene Kain
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Alexander Kain
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Roger Jameson
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O'Fallon
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Minninger
Martin Garralaga ...
Morales
Robert Barrat ...
General Lew Wallace (as Robert H. Barrat)
Walter Sande ...
Crowe
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Dennis Hoey ...
Major Harper
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Sheriff Rand
Don Haggerty ...
Morgan
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Sheriff Copeland
John Phillips ...
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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Good shootouts, a lot of action and a great Billy
31 March 2005 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Audie Murphy was the best Billy the Kid. It is not easy for a young man with a baby face to play a famous outlaw and be convincing. The fact that Murphy was a hero in the second world war must have given him that confidence. The story starts as Billy begins working for an Englishman (Tunstall, with his name changed to Jameson), but his partner Kain does not like Billy who also becomes fascinated with Kain's wife (Gale Storm). Governor Lew Wallace who is present in this film more than in any other about Billy, tries desperately to stop the Lincoln County War. Billy ends up on the wrong side of the law and his gang here is reduced to two guys, one is a Mexican and the other does not stop singing "Streets of Laredo". Murphy is very fast when he draws, he must have done a lot of training. Even though not an ambitious production as the 1941 film with Robert Taylor, overall this is much better. There are good shootouts, a lot of action and a great Billy.


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