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Young Billy Young (1969)

In New Mexico, looking for his son's murderer, Ben Kane takes a deputy marshal's job and runs into young Billy Young who's on the lam.

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A peace-loving man named Ben Kane takes a job as deputy marshal of Lordsburg, 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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This features the offspring of 5 Hollywood stars. Robert Walker Jr is the son of Robert Walker and Jennifer Jones, Deana Martin is the daughter of Dean Martin, David Carradine is the son of John Carradine, and Robert Mitchum's own son,. Christopher Mitchum, appears unbilled. See more »

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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 »

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Lily Beloit: Sometimes it comes in handy to know improper ladies.
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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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needs darker style
7 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Billy Young and Jesse Boone (David Carradine) sneak onto a troop train and kill a Mexican General and his men. Billy loses his horse and is left behind with Mexican troops hot on Jesse's tail. Ben Kane (Robert Mitchum) is on his way to be a deputy sheriff and meets Billy. Ben is only allowed to be a tax collector. While in town, Billy gets into a fight over cards, kills the sheriff and gets run out of town. Billy runs into Ben Kane again. In town, Kane confronts John Behan and dancehall girl Lily Beloit (Angie Dickinson) offers her help alluding to an old incident. Jesse's father Frank Boone killed Ben's son.

This movie needs a darker harder edge. The material is geared more towards that end but the movie seems intent on making this a fun western. The light tones and music are ill-fitting. Also it's too precious with Ben's past. It should have explained the backstory much earlier which would have given the characters more compelling interactions. It would raise the stakes. By leaving the reveal so late, the characters don't have the connections. Ben and Billy should have stayed together but they keep bumping into each other haphazardly. They really need the time together to develop the needed chemistry.


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