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Billy Two Hats (1974)

PG  |   |  Romance, Western  |  7 March 1974 (West Germany)
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When someone gets killed during a bank robbery by Deans, half-breed Billy Two Hats and their partner, the robbers flee. Sheriff Gifford tracks the robbers, killing one of them and capturing... See full summary »

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Arch Deans
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Billy Two Hats
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Sheriff Henry Gifford
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Copeland, Saloon Owner
Sian Barbara Allen ...
Esther Spencer
John Pearce ...
Spencer
Dawn Little Sky ...
Copeland's Squaw
Vince St. Cyr ...
Indian Leader (as W. Vincent St. Cyr)
Henry Medicine Hat ...
Indian
Zeev Berlinsky ...
Indian (as Zev Berlinsky)
Antony Scott ...
Indian
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When someone gets killed during a bank robbery by Deans, half-breed Billy Two Hats and their partner, the robbers flee. Sheriff Gifford tracks the robbers, killing one of them and capturing Billy. Deans escapes, but during a successful plot to free Billy from the Sheriff, Deans is shot, leaving him unable to walk or ride a horse. Billy, not wanting to abandon his friend, builds an Indian cot to drag Deans behind the horse. With the Sheriff hot on their trail, Deans and Billy try to stay one step ahead of the many obstacles which threaten their lives and freedom. Written by E.W. DesMarais <jlongst@aol.com>

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Against the Law Against the Odds Against the Land Itself

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The fact that this was a Western filmed in Israel was fodder for a number of comedians, who dubbed it "Shalom on the Range". See more »

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Arch Deans: You remember, Billy... he asked me why I came back for you. Well, I don't know for sure. Except I been on my own for too long...
Arch Deans: [pauses to reflect] You know the Bible, Billy?
Billy Two Hats: [Silently shakes his head]
Arch Deans: Well, there's a bit in it, from the Book of Ecclesiastes, that says 'Two are better than one because they have good reward for their labor. And if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up. And if one shall ...
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Not bad for a western
4 February 2003 | by (Bamberg, Germany) – See all my reviews

This movie gets broadcast so often that I am surprised there are no other comments. All the performances are excellent, the typical plot of pursuit of the outlaws is well handled, and the racism theme that would probably not fly if the movie were made today is realistically dealt with.

The surprise is Desi Arnaz Jr. in one of his few roles. No great acting is required of him, but he does a very creditable job, and the already handsome young man is smashing in his dark Indian make-up.


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