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The Resurrection of Broncho Billy (1970)

 |  Western, Short  |  11 June 1970 (USA)
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The story of a young man (Johnny Crawford) who dreams of being a cowboy in the old west, but lives in a big city in present time.

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Wild Bill Tucker ...
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Ray Montgomery ...
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Merry Scanlon ...
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Lee Hammerschmitt ...
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Billy Lechner ...
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Henry S. Schley ...
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Steve Crumm ...
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The story of a young man (Johnny Crawford) who dreams of being a cowboy in the old west, but lives in a big city in present time.

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The Academy Award Winning sepia-toned tribute to the Old West and Western films

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Poignant portrait...
8 February 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

*** Spoilers*** Caught this one when PBS ran a series in the late '70's focusing on Academy Award-winning shorts. THE RESURRECTION OF BRONCO BILLY paints a poignant portrait of a lonely young man whose wistful daydreams slam head-on into harsh reality. His room is wall-papered with western posters; he imagines himself (while standing on a street corner waiting for a light to change) facing off against another gunslinger (they walk toward one another when the light changes, in classic gunfighter fashion- and then abruptly brush past each other); in the final scene, he is soundly beaten by bullies... but has a final fade-out fantasy of himself as a gallant horseman sweeping a beautiful damsel off her feet. Outstanding even among an entire series of Academy Award-winners, THE RESURRECTION OF BRONCO BILLY is the kind of short aspiring filmmakers should seek out and study.


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