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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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Copeland, Saloon Owner: Well, Henry, they long gone now. I don't see us catchin' 'em. Thing is, we'd be out a long time anyway. I got the store to run, and then there's the squaw to think about. You never can tell when she might take it in her head to take off.
Sheriff Henry Gifford: [Coldly and a bit sarcastic] You figure out what's owed to you, Cope, send it to me, eh? I mean if the Scotsman can pay, I guess the law can too.
Copeland, Saloon Owner: [Offended] You got no right to say that to me, Henry.
Sheriff Henry Gifford: You go back and wait for the railroad, Cope. I wouldn't want ...
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Visually compelling on the big screen
24 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this movie since I saw it in its initial release where it was playing to a nearly empty theater. It was shot in widescreen, the format appropriate to the genre and the movie would undoubtedly suffer if seen on TV. Granted that the foreign location gave it an odd quality but the desert vistas are no less magnificent. I'm not a particular fan of the western film genre but this one seems to have clung to my memory. Peck's Scottish burr seems forced at times but it does not detract from what is essentially a visually compelling entertainment. If it becomes available in DVD(widescreen) format, I'll certainly buy a copy.


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