A young drifter is mistaken for Billy the Kid. The consequences prove deadly.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy May
Jack Lester ...
Tennessee Thompson
La Donna Cottier ...
Little Bird
Arch Hall Sr. ...
Boone May (as William Watters)
Poker Kate (as Melissa Morgan)
Richard Cowl ...
Preacher Smith (as Richard S. Cowl)
Jonny Bryant ...
Hubert Steadman
David Reed ...
Fancy Poggin
Gordon Schwenk ...
Spotted Snake
Ray Zachary ...
Spec Greer
Barbara Moore ...
Hal Bizzy ...
Curt Aiken
Read Morgan ...
Ben Hayes (as Reed Morgan)
Rex Marlow ...


A young drifter is mistaken for Billy the Kid. The consequences prove deadly.

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Release Date:

30 June 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade dos Fora da Lei  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Set in 1876, Billy the Kid wouldn't have been known at the time. He didn't become a "wanted" outlaw until he killed Sheriff William Brady in April 1878. See more »


Music by Harper MacKay
Lyrics by Arch Hall Sr.
Sung by Rex Holman
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Parallels to cult movies
16 August 2007 | by (Boondocks, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This movie was playing in grind houses to unsuspecting kids and half-sleeping winos at about the same time EL TOPO was playing at college-area theaters to earnest young students and drug-addled hippies. Oddly, both films make the same point about the futility of death. Or something. While the lack of continuity and coherence here is probably unintentional, the parallels are striking: Like EL TOPO, DEADWOOD '76 offers a mythical gunfighter prompted into a series of challenges that maybe prove something to somebody, but are ultimately meaningless to the central character.

Just thought I'd mention it.

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