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Billy the Kid

Released May 30, 1941 1h 35m Western List
Reviews 29% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
The story of the notorious outlaw William "Billy the Kid" Bonney. Billy joins a group of outlaws in a South West town when he meets old friend Jim Sherwood, now the town's marshal. He tries to change his ways but when a friend is murdered he falls back into the life of a bandit. Read More Read Less
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Don Q. Cine-Mundial A superb direction and a magnificent production design. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 19, 2019 Full Review Robin Clifford Reeling Reviews ...first time documaker [Jennifer] Venditti, with the charismatic and volatile Billy, keeps it interesting from start to finish. Rated: B Jan 13, 2008 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A flat fictionalized rendition of Billy the Kid, with the miscast Hollywood glamor boy Robert Taylor as the lead. Rated: C Sep 5, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member good western i love seeing hollywood's leading men in this pic robert taylor play bad guys i just wish gary cooper would have played a bad guy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Its 1941 and for the Americans there is almost a war on, the film is in colour and some of the actors were big stars...but that is about it. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Rather corny western that really has nothing to do with the real story of Billy the Kid. Still, it has a good cast, particularly Brian Donlevy and some excellent location photography. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Outstanding pre WWII movie in technicolor. Storyline, plot and characters played well desipite the departure from histoical fact beginning with the credits right after the title! I particulary liked Mary Howard's snood and Monument Valley's scenery was spectacular. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Seen 19.11.07. Interesting to see this movie from 1941 in full colours. It is definitely a different story about Billy the Kid and maybe closer to the truth than any of the others. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Typical western of it's period Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The story of the notorious outlaw William "Billy the Kid" Bonney. Billy joins a group of outlaws in a South West town when he meets old friend Jim Sherwood, now the town's marshal. He tries to change his ways but when a friend is murdered he falls back into the life of a bandit.
Director
David Miller
Producer
Irving Asher
Screenwriter
Dorothy Kingsley
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Western
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 30, 1941, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 4, 2009
Runtime
1h 35m
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