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Billy the Kid in Texas (1940)

Arriving in a lawless Texas town, Billy finds his old friend Fuzzy. When Billy stands up to Flash and his gang, he is made Sheriff. He and Fuzzy then set out to retrieve the money stolen by... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Peter Stewart)

Writer:

Joseph O'Donnell (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Steele ... Billy the Kid
Terry Walker ... Mary Barton
Al St. John ... Fuzzy
Carleton Young ... Gil Bonney aka Gil Cooper (as Carlton Young)
Charles King ... Dave
John Merton ... Flash
Frank LaRue ... Jim Morgan
Slim Whitaker ... Windy (as Charles Whittaker)
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Arriving in a lawless Texas town, Billy finds his old friend Fuzzy. When Billy stands up to Flash and his gang, he is made Sheriff. He and Fuzzy then set out to retrieve the money stolen by Flash and clear his brother Gil Cooper who is part of the gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Battling Outlaw See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Saturday 10 February 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Baltimore it first aired Saturday 7 August 1948 on WBAL (Channel 11), in Dayton Saturday 9 April 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), in Tucson Wednesday 20 April 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), and in Cincinnati Tuesday 12 July 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »

Quotes

Fuzzy Jones: Well, uh, what's happenin' to the town? Is it closin' up?
Jim Morgan: Yes, temporarily.
Fuzzy Jones: How come?
Mary Barton: On the first of the month, the hands of the Lazy Eight celebrate...
Jim Morgan: ...Along with a lot of shootings and rough stuff, so the citizens of the community disappear and let them do what they want.
Fuzzy Jones: Don't the law butt in?
Mary Barton: The Lazy Eight is all the law we have.
Fuzzy Jones: Hmm. No sheriff or marshal?
Mary Barton: They can't keep one on the job.
Fuzzy Jones: I think I'm gonna like it here.
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Action Packed Poverty Row Western
5 August 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Billy The Kid In Texas, the second of six Billy The Kid movies starring Bob Steele, is a truly action packed P.R.C. programmer that I recommend to fans of the genre.

In this Billy wasn't a murderer at all but a framed man running from the law and doing good deeds much like The Fugitive decades later. The plot has Billy and his sidekick Fuzzy teaming up with Billy's brother to stop a group of bullying stickup men from robbing coaches.

Steele plays Billy with a macho demeanor and without much emotion in contrast to the squeaky clean Roy Rodgers, Gene Autry, and Tex Ritter, probably the only anti-hero of the nineteen-forties!

There's lots of blazing six-guns and rowdy fights along with a lightning fast pace that make this more entertaining than the average poverty row production.


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