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Billy the Kid Wanted (1941)

Passed | | Western | 4 October 1941 (USA)
Billy the Kid (Buster Crabbe) and his pal Jeff (Dave O'Brien) help their friend Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) escape from jail, and the trio heads for Paradise Valley, where they find the ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)

Writer:

Fred Myton (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Billy the Kid
Al St. John ... Fuzzy (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Dave O'Brien ... Jeff
Glenn Strange ... Matt Brawley (as Glen Strange)
Charles King ... Jack Saunders
Slim Whitaker ... 2nd Sheriff
Howard Masters Howard Masters ... Stan Harper
Choti Sherwood Choti Sherwood ... Jane Harper
Joel Newfield Joel Newfield ... Joey Harper
Budd Buster ... Storekeeper
Frank Ellis Frank Ellis ... Henchman Bart
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Billy the Kid (Buster Crabbe) and his pal Jeff (Dave O'Brien) help their friend Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) escape from jail, and the trio heads for Paradise Valley, where they find the Paradise Land Development Company, ran by Matt Brawley (Glenn Strange) and Jack Saunders (Charles King), is somewhat less than honest in their dealings with the homesteaders. They devise a plan to cause a split between Brawley and Saunders. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuzzy der Meistercowboy See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Friday 25 October 1946 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). It first aired In Cincinnati Saturday 29 May 1948 on WLW-T (Channel 4). in Baltimore Saturday 3 July 1948 on WBAL (Channel 11), in Syracuse Friday 14 January 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8), in Dayton Saturday 26 March 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), and in Atlanta Thursday 30 August 1949 on WAGA (Channel 5). See more »

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Edited into Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976) See more »

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Buster Crabbe's Debut As Billy The Kid
7 August 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Buster Crabbe takes the reigns from Bob Steele and puts his own spin on the title character in Billy The Kid Wanted, the seventh entry in P.R.C.'s Billy The Kid series.

Once again we're treated to a fast paced, action filled shoot-em-up adventure with with a plot as well worn as an old boot, this time featuring eternal heavy and future Frankenstein monster Glenn Strange (who's always great) as yet another homicidal land swindler out to cheat and bully a group of innocent homesteaders.

As Billy The Kid, Buster Crabbe is likable and certainly more charismatic and better looking than his predecessor, but he lacks the macho posturing that made Bob Steele's portrayal so unique. He's still a great hero, though.

Like most of the poverty row westerns it's not very memorable but it's fun while it lasts.


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