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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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 <>

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Against the Law Against the Odds Against the Land Itself


Romance | Western


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7 March 1974 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Lady and the Outlaw  »

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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 »


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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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.

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