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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
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Sheriff Henry Gifford:
Watching out for the old man, huh, breed? Well, he's not out there. He's down in Mexico leaning up against some cantina bar, puking up all that money you and him and your dead partner stole. Yeah, all that money. Four hundred twenty dollars. You had to kill somebody at that. I don't like no kind of law breaker, breed. But the kind I hate worse is a cheap one. And cheaper than you and your friend, they just don't come!
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" I try and Understand things and this doesn't make any sense at all"
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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