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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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Romance | Western

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2 February 1970 (Norway)  »

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Der gnadenlose Rächer  »

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When Jesse Boone (David Carradine) and Billy Young(Robert Walker) jump their horses off the flatbed train car, Billy is flogging his horse with his rifle barrel and you can see the rifle flex, it's obviously a rubber stage prop. See more »

Quotes

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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Not entirely satisfying
5 July 2000 | by (Bruges, Belgium) – See all my reviews

"Young" Billy Young(Walker) is on the run after having killed a ruthless Mexican general. He runs into sheriff Mitchum, who "makes him an offer he can't refuse", i.e. to become his deputy. The young man is reluctant at first, but with bad guy Fred Boone on his way to town, he realizes that his help will be more than welcome.

However, if you think that the story centres on any of these events, you are wrong. It's a bit of everything and always too little of it, if you know what I mean. For example,you hear the characters talk every now and then about the bad guy Fred Boone. However, you won't get to see him until the final gunfight, which is over before you know it. Perhaps, the film is most interesting for fans of Robert Mitchum. He has a great part as the aging sheriff and obviously has a lot of fun playing it too. In fact, he must be one of the most enjoyable characters I have ever seen in an old western.(better than most John Wayne parts)

The acting is actually overall quite good. Angie Dickinson too has a nice part as a local "dancer". The story isn't too bad either, except then for the fact that it seems awfully shortened. The film as a whole lasts only a mere 89 minutes and that's just too short for the potential it has in it. So: not bad, but not better than 6/10.


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