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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.

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Burt Kennedy

Writers:

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

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Billy better learn fast...or die young!


Certificate:

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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 »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This features the offspring of five Hollywood stars. Robert Walker Jr. is the son of Robert Walker (I) and Jennifer Jones (I), Deana Martin is the daughter of Dean Martin (I), David Carradine is the son of John Carradine and Robert Mitchum's own son,. Christopher Mitchum, appears unbilled. See more »

Goofs

During the attempted stagecoach robbery, Kane (Robert Mitchum) puts down the rifle he's firing, apparently out of bullets, and starts shooting with his hand gun. But in the last scene of the stagecoach riding away he's shooting with his rifle again. See more »

Quotes

Lily Beloit: Sometimes it comes in handy to know improper ladies.
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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
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Not entirely satisfying
5 July 2000 | by PeterJacksonSee all my reviews

"Young" Billy Young(Walker) is on the run after having killed a ruthless Mexican general. He runs into sheriff Mitchum, who "makes him an offer he can't refuse", i.e. to become his deputy. The young man is reluctant at first, but with bad guy Fred Boone on his way to town, he realizes that his help will be more than welcome.

However, if you think that the story centres on any of these events, you are wrong. It's a bit of everything and always too little of it, if you know what I mean. For example,you hear the characters talk every now and then about the bad guy Fred Boone. However, you won't get to see him until the final gunfight, which is over before you know it. Perhaps, the film is most interesting for fans of Robert Mitchum. He has a great part as the aging sheriff and obviously has a lot of fun playing it too. In fact, he must be one of the most enjoyable characters I have ever seen in an old western.(better than most John Wayne parts)

The acting is actually overall quite good. Angie Dickinson too has a nice part as a local "dancer". The story isn't too bad either, except then for the fact that it seems awfully shortened. The film as a whole lasts only a mere 89 minutes and that's just too short for the potential it has in it. So: not bad, but not better than 6/10.


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