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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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Sheriff Henry Gifford: [Henry, with his prisoner Billy in tow, has arrived at Cope's general store] Can he wash?
Copeland, Saloon Owner: [Reluctantly] Ah... it's a mighty fancy 'breed, washing and all that.
Copeland, Saloon Owner: [after a long pause] Well, go on, but don't let him use a whole lot of water.
Sheriff Henry Gifford: [to Billy, gruffly] Wash up. But don't waste any water.
Copeland, Saloon Owner: [Watching, as Billy meticulously washes up] Mighty fancy 'breed ya' got there, sure enough, Henry.
Sheriff Henry Gifford: [Contemptuously] Yeah, he's fancy all right. Thinks this old man of his is comin' to cut him loose.
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" I try and Understand things and this doesn't make any sense at all"
20 March 2009 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

There are few top ranked stars who take on less important roles or films which offer little return. Gregory Peck, playing Arch Deans is perhaps one of the few who occasionally do. This film " Billy Two Hats " has him staring with a very young Desi Arnaz Jr. as Billy. Also acting in supporting roles is Jack Warden playing a determined Sheriff Henry Gifford and David Huddleston as Copeland, the Saloon Owner. The simple but dramatic story is of two outlaws on the run after a less than profitable bank robbery in which an accidental killing took place. With the relentless sheriff tracking the men, Peck playing an aging Scotsman, tries to give his young partner every chance possible to escape clear of the law and start a new life in California. Things become complicated when Billy stays to care for his injured friend, while becoming enamored with a married Mail-order Bride. Renegade Apaches do not make it any easier for the two, in fact, things get desperate when Peck is shot and left for dead. An interesting movie and one which could become a foundation vehicle for Arnaz. The film is worthy of notice, mostly due to Pecks' notorious reputation for selecting interesting roles. ***


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