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Kid Blue (1973)

PG | | Comedy, Western | May 1973 (USA)
At the turn of the century, with the Old West fading away, Texas train robber Kid Blue goes straight and takes a factory job but old habits die hard.

Director:

James Frawley

Writer:

Bud Shrake (as Edwin Shrake)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Bickford Waner
Warren Oates ... Reese Ford
Peter Boyle ... Preacher Bob
Ben Johnson ... Sheriff 'Mean John' Simpson
Lee Purcell ... Molly Ford
Janice Rule ... Janet Conforto
Ralph Waite ... Drummer
Clifton James ... Mr. Hendricks
José Torvay ... Old Coyote (as Jose Torvay)
Mary Jackson ... Mrs. Evans
Jay Varela ... Mendoza
Jack Starrett ... Tough Guy (as Claude Ennis Starrett Jr.)
Warren Finnerty ... Wills
Owen Orr ... Train Robber #1
Richard Rust ... Train Robber #2
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Storyline

Bickford Waner, an apparently naive young man from Fort Worth, arrives in the tiny Texas town of Dime Box and takes on a variety of menial jobs. He's befriended by Reese Ford and his wife Molly, but before long Molly has seduced Bickford. Only with the arrival of Bickford's former girlfriend Janet Conforto is it revealed that Bickford is actually the notorious train robber Kid Blue. Humiliated by a scandal arising from his affair with his friend's wife, Bickford gives up on going straight and plots a crime. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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He missed the boat and the train and the stagecoach and the bank. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

During filming Warren Oates would reportedly invite co-stars Ben Johnson and Peter Boyle to his trailer for a three-course meal made up of magic mushrooms on toast, Dexedrine in brandy and vanilla LSD. See more »

Quotes

Reese Ford: Money don't make no difference. You can live a whole beautiful life inside your head. A lot of these folks, they can't do that.
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one of my favorite Hopper films
12 September 2007 | by phurrballsSee all my reviews

There are a lot of Hopper films out there that too few people have seen, especially his lost decade of the 70s. Kid Blue is in the top 5 of my favorite Hopper films. 30 seconds into the movie I already laughed. I also melted many times that Hopper was on screen, his blue eyes and beautiful smile (yes I'm a tad obsessed). He was just so frickin cute in this film. His mannerisms and facial expressions show what a great actor he was (and wish he still was). But movie memories like from Kid Blue stay in my mind even during his bad movies of the year 2000s. Watch Kid Blue if you get lucky enough to find it on cable, I think you will like it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dime Box See more »

Filming Locations:

Chupaderos, Durango, Mexico See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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