Dirty Little Billy (1972)

R  |   |  Western  |  November 1972 (USA)
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A more realistic, based-n-reality, unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history, Billy The Kid.



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Alex Wilson ...
Ronny Graham ...
Charle Nile
Josip Elic ...
Richard Stahl ...
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Berle's Customer
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A more realistic, based-n-reality, unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history, Billy The Kid.

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Billy the Kid was a punk.




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Producer Jack L. Warner's last personal production. After he sold Warner Bros. to Seven Arts, he produced two pictures at Columbia, '1776' and 'Dirty Little Billy', before retiring. See more »


Goldie: I got a deal here! Honor the deal!
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Hidden gem?
21 May 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film for some years, but it made quite an impression. My memory of the plot is sketchy, but I remember a pungent sense of place and the black humour of re-presenting an outlaw hero as a dysfunctional teenager. Michael J Pollard was "hot" in my mind due to his showing in Hannibal Brooks. He certainly went for broke with his portrayal of Billy as a bumbling and baffled (retarded, even?) teen in a Wild West that is knee-deep in mud and horse-muck. The pistols Billy wielded seemed almost too big for him, huge, clumsy and old-fashioned. Certainly as a impressionable British youngster, I'd never seen anything like it before.

I'm more than pleased to encourage others to seek it out. It could well be a bit of a hidden gem - the flavour and satirical energy of the piece are surely in tune with today's tastes.

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