Down 4,878 this week

Billy Two Hats (1974)

PG  |   |  Romance, Western  |  7 March 1974 (West Germany)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 740 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 9 critic

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 »



0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

Fall TV: 15 Returning TV Shows Worth Binge Watching

Which returning shows do we recommend binging on? We've picked out 15 great options for you. Read this and more lists in our Fall TV section.

Read our list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 218 titles
created 18 Oct 2011
a list of 370 titles
created 30 Jan 2012
a list of 760 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
a list of 33 titles
created 31 Jan 2013
a list of 320 titles
created 01 Jan 2014

Related Items

Search for "Billy Two Hats" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Billy Two Hats (1974)

Billy Two Hats (1974) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Billy Two Hats.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Shoot Out (1971)
Certificate: GP Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A former bank robber searches for his double crossing partner who left him for dead, while having to look after a 6 year old girl.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons
Western Union (1941)
History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger
Class Action (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jeb Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Apted
Stars: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Confederate soldier Matt Weaver returns to town after the Civil War, he finds that his home has been sold by town boss Sam Brewster. Brewster hires gunfighter Jules Gaspard d'Estaing ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wilson
Stars: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, George Segal
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A reformed outlaw becomes stranded after an aborted train robbery with two other passengers and is forced to rejoin his old outlaw band.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An insecure Briton and a Briton of Jamaican descent share a London apartment together.

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Robin Phillips, Judy Geeson, Ester Anderson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Joe Lampton thought he had really made it by marrying the boss's daughter in his northern mill town. But he finds he is being sidelined at work and his private life manipulated by his ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Kotcheff
Stars: Laurence Harvey, Jean Simmons, Honor Blackman
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Small squad must hold off German attack.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker
D.O.A. (1950)
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The title river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When an army scout retires to a farm in New Mexico he takes pity on a white woman and her half-breed son recently rescued from indians, and invites them to join him. He does this even ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster


Complete credited cast:
Arch Deans
Billy Two Hats
Sheriff Henry Gifford
Copeland, Saloon Owner
Sian Barbara Allen ...
Esther Spencer
John Pearce ...
Dawn Little Sky ...
Copeland's Squaw
Vince St. Cyr ...
Indian Leader (as W. Vincent St. Cyr)
Henry Medicine Hat ...
Zeev Berlinsky ...
Indian (as Zev Berlinsky)
Antony Scott ...


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 <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Against the Law Against the Odds Against the Land Itself


Romance | Western


PG | See all certifications »




Release Date:

7 March 1974 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Lady and the Outlaw  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Sheriff Henry Gifford: Drink and tobacco. Can't beat 'em.
See more »


Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Norman Jewison (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Relationships: healthy, loving, sick and inexistent.
28 May 2007 | by (S. Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This film is about relationships, healthy, loving, sick, and about those who are incapable of any. Gregory Peck seems to have stepped right out of "The Gunfighter" if it would not be for the accent. When he tells Billy (Desi Arnaz Jr, excellent) what Ecclesiastes says about man not being alone he is telling the whole point of the film. Jack Warden as the Sheriff is a hard man who cannot relate to anyone. David Huddleston and John Pearce have sick relationships with their wives. Sian Barbara Allen has a great performance as the stuttering woman who lives like a slave of her husband. About halfway through the film the scenery looks like New Mexico, but then you realize the difference between the Israeli and the American desert. The Israeli scenery brings a type of beauty, not the real environment, but very appropriate for the film's mood somehow reminding of the scenery in "Garden of Evil" (1954). A film worth seeing.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Gregory Peck with a Scottish Accent scheelj1
Discuss Billy Two Hats (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: