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Young Billy Young (1969)

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A peace-loving man named Ben Kane takes a job as deputy marshal of Lords, in the old West. Kane is no lawman, but he accepts the badge because he has an old score to settle with the town's ... See full summary »

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A peace-loving man named Ben Kane takes a job as deputy marshal of Lords, in the old West. Kane is no lawman, but he accepts the badge because he has an old score to settle with the town's chief trouble-maker. Once on the job, Kane must also deal with a young sharpshooter named Billy Young and a sharp and sassy saloon dancer, Lily. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Billy better learn fast...or die young!

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2 February 1970 (Norway)  »

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Der gnadenlose Rächer  »

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At the beginning of the movie, when the train is going down the tracks, a train whistle sounds. However, no steam comes from the train's whistle, just the black smoke from its smokestack. This is obviously an added-in sound effect. See more »

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John Behan: How would you boys like to pick up a little extra spending money?
Jesse Boone: I figure as long as it ain't legal.
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Referenced in Kings of the Road (1976) See more »

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Young Billy Young
Music by Shelly Manne
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Sung by Robert Mitchum
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"Young Billy Young, has a lot to learn."
11 June 2006 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The title role of this western is played by Robert Walker, Jr. He's a young gun who with partner David Carradine gets separated after doing a contract hit on a Mexican general. In eluding their pursuers Carradine and Walker become separated. Walker comes upon the camp of lawman Robert Mitchum who takes a liking to Walker and makes him a protégé and reclamation project of sorts.

This is the first of two films Robert Mitchum did with writer/director Burt Kennedy. The second was the more humorous The Good Guys and the Bad Guys.

Not that Young Billy Young does not have its moments of hilarity. But it is a tripartite story involving the Walker reclamation, Mitchum's hunt for the bad who killed his son and a romantic triangle involving Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, and town boss Jack Kelly.

The film abounds with nepotism. David Carradine is John's son. Dean Martin's daughter Deana is in this, Walker is the son of Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones and Mitchum's son Chris plays Mitchum's son in some silent flashbacks.

Robert Mitchum got his start in westerns and always looks right at home in them. Angie Dickinson essentially repeats the role she had in Rio Bravo. Walker had a brief career playing rebellious youths and doing a good job at it. I've often wondered what happened to him. He looks hauntingly like his father. Maybe he didn't want to come to such a tragic early end like his father.

And it that wasn't enough, Mitchum fans get to hear old rumple eyes sing the title song at the beginning of the film.


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