5.7/10
915
17 user 9 critic

Young Billy Young (1969)

In New Mexico, looking for his son's murderer, Ben Kane takes a deputy marshal's job and runs into young Billy Young who's on the lam.

Director:

Burt Kennedy

Writers:

Burt Kennedy (screenplay), Heck Allen (novel) (as Will Henry)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Way West (1967)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1843, a former U.S. Senator leads a wagon train of settlers to Oregon, but his megalomania leads to growing dissatisfaction with his leadership.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark
'Doc' (1971)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Doc Holliday, the cold-blooded sharp-shooter, reunites with his old friend, Marshall Wyatt Earp, to take down the Clanton gang in the dusty town of Tombstone, in Arizona.

Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway, Harris Yulin
Certificate: Passed Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a notorious tough 'town tamer' is hired by the citizenry to rid of the gunmen driving them off their land, he finds the local saloon madam to be an old friend.

Director: Richard Wilson
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Karen Sharpe
Sam Whiskey (1969)
Certificate: M Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A widow hires an ex-gambler to retrieve gold bars from a sunken river boat in Colorado and discreetly return them to the Federal Mint, from where they had been stolen by her dead husband.

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Clint Walker
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton gang in a fight. In revenge, Clanton's thugs kill the Marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: James Garner, Jason Robards, Robert Ryan
Certificate: M Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An aging lawman and an aging outlaw join forces when their respective positions in society are usurped by a younger, but incompetent, Marshal, and a younger, but vicious, gang leader.

Director: Burt Kennedy
Stars: Robert Mitchum, George Kennedy, Martin Balsam
5 Card Stud (1968)
Mystery | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The players in an ongoing poker game are being mysteriously killed off, one by one.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Inger Stevens
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A honorable drifter constantly on the run finds his enemies closing in around him.

Director: Robert Parrish
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Gary Merrill
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

Director: Richard Wilson
Stars: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, George Segal
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A scout leading a wagon train through hostile Indian country unwittingly gets involved with a Sioux chief's daughter.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli, Walter Matthau
Mister Moses (1965)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1960s Kenya, American snake-oil salesman and diamond smuggler Joe Moses is chased out of many villages and pursued by the authorities until fate entrusts him with helping a native tribe that believes he is a holy man.

Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Carroll Baker, Ian Bannen
Nevada Smith (1966)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A half American Indian and half white teenager evolves into a hardened killer as he tracks down his parents' murderers.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Brian Keith
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Mitchum ... Deputy Ben Kane
Angie Dickinson ... Lily Beloit
Robert Walker Jr. ... Billy Young (as Robert Walker)
David Carradine ... Jesse Boone
Jack Kelly ... John Behan
John Anderson ... Boone
Paul Fix ... Charlie
Willis Bouchey ... Doc Cushman
Parley Baer ... Bell
Robert Anderson ... Gambler (as Bob Anderson)
Rodolfo Acosta ... Mexican Officer
Deana Martin ... Evvie
Edit

Storyline

A peace-loving man named Ben Kane takes a job as deputy marshal of Lordsburg, in the old West. Kane is no lawman, but he accepts the badge because he has an old score to settle with the town's chief trouble-maker. Once on the job, Kane must also deal with a young sharpshooter named Billy Young and a sharp and sassy saloon dancer, Lily. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Billy better learn fast...or die young!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Rides with Kane See more »

Filming Locations:

Tucson, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Talbot-Youngstein See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Mitchum said he intended to retire from acting when this movie finished filming in August 1968, but in the following year he agreed to star in Ryan's Daughter (1970). See more »

Goofs

The train locomotive is obviously of twentieth century construction. It has a steel cab, tender type, piston design and rod arrangement not available until the early 1900s. See more »

Quotes

Lily Beloit: Sometimes it comes in handy to know improper ladies.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kings of the Road (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Young Billy Young
Music by Shelly Manne
Lyrics by Ernie Sheldon
Sung by Robert Mitchum
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wyatt Earp and Billy Clanton – not really, but sort of
10 October 2015 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

Released in 1969, "Young Billy Young" tells the story of Lordsburg, Arizona, where a new lawman comes to town (Robert Mitchum). He takes to a foolish young gun (Robert Walker Jr.) because he reminds him of his murdered son and also to a saloon girl (Angie Dickenson) who's happens to be the woman of the bad man who runs the town (Jack Kelly). John Anderson plays the criminal whom the lawman came to bring to justice. Deana Martin (Dean's daughter) is on hand as the kid's possible romantic interest while David Carradine plays a ne'er-do-well.

The story is based on Will Henry's "Who Rides with Wyatt," a fictionalized novel that focuses on Wyatt Earp's relationship with young Billy Clanton, but the names were changed for the movie. Wyatt becomes Marshal Kane (Mitchum), Billy Clanton becomes Billy Young (Walker Jr.) and the town villain is named after the corrupt sheriff of Tombstone, John Behan. The plot is similar to 1959's "Rio Bravo" and 1966' "El Dorado" while the tone is akin to the more contemporary "El Dorado" and 1968's "Bandolero!" Speaking of the latter, the quirky nature of the score by Shelly Manne is reminiscent of the score to "Bandolero!," albeit not quite as good, yet still very notable (of course, some hate it). Robert Mitchum sings the title song.

If you favor any of those three films you'll likely appreciate "Young Billy Young," although it's the least of 'em. While the cast is great, with Mitchum towering as the fearless and confident protagonist, and there are numerous impressive Western visuals – e.g. the awe-inspiring locomotive/train, the magnificent stagecoach and the ensuing stagecoach hold-up attempt – there are too many glaring unlikelihoods. For instance, why don't the bandits chasing the stagecoach simply shoot one of the eight horses linked to it? That'd bring it down real quick. Nevertheless, there's enough good here for an enjoyable Western experience, even though you might say "Yeah, right" now and then. The chemistry between Mitchum and Dickinson is palpable and there's a moving line the latter says to the former that steals the show.

The film is short-n-sweet at 89 minutes and was shot in Old Tucson, Arizona.

GRADE: B-


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed