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Billy Two Hats (1974)

After a bank robbery, runaway Scottish outlaw Arch Deans and his young half breed Kiowa partner Billy Two Hats develop a father-son relationship but Sheriff Henry Gifford is determined to capture or kill them.

Director:

Ted Kotcheff

Writer:

Alan Sharp
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gregory Peck ... Arch Deans
Desi Arnaz Jr. ... Billy Two Hats
Jack Warden ... Sheriff Henry Gifford
David Huddleston ... Copeland, Saloon Owner
Sian Barbara Allen ... Esther Spencer
John Pearce John Pearce ... Spencer
Dawn Little Sky Dawn Little Sky ... Copeland's Squaw
Vincent St. Cyr Vincent St. Cyr ... Indian Leader (as W. Vincent St. Cyr)
Henry Medicine Hat Henry Medicine Hat ... Indian
Zeev Berlinsky ... Indian (as Zev Berlinsky)
Antony Scott Antony Scott ... Indian
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Against the Law...Against the Odds...Against the Land Itself

Genres:

Romance | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Contains a long scene with long-shot 'Buffalo Rifle', Sharps rifle and illustrates accuracy of it. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Henry Gifford: Drink and tobacco. Can't beat 'em.
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Not bad for a western
4 February 2003 | by jbuck_919See all my reviews

This movie gets broadcast so often that I am surprised there are no other comments. All the performances are excellent, the typical plot of pursuit of the outlaws is well handled, and the racism theme that would probably not fly if the movie were made today is realistically dealt with.

The surprise is Desi Arnaz Jr. in one of his few roles. No great acting is required of him, but he does a very creditable job, and the already handsome young man is smashing in his dark Indian make-up.


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Country:

USA | UK | Israel

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1974 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy Two Hats See more »

Filming Locations:

Parker, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Algonquin See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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