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      Young Billy Young

      G Released Oct 15, 1969 1 hr. 29 min. Western List
      Reviews 33% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Fleeing the scene of a gruesome gunfight in Mexico, Billy Young (Robert Walker) arrives in the small town of Lordsburg, where he is promptly deputized by local sheriff Ben Kane (Robert Mitchum). Kane takes the troubled young man under his wing, hoping to reform his lawless ways. As the bond between the two men grows stronger, Kane recruits Young for a particularly personal assignment: to help bring to justice Frank Boone (John Anderson), a vicious outlaw responsible for the death of his son. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Sep 05 Buy Now

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      doug t Not the best or most original Western ever, by a long pinch, and not the worst by an equally long pinch. Mitchum is always great to watch, particularly when he's given some sly dialogue to work with -- he's worth the price of admission all by himself. The rest of the cast delivers solid work, including Jack Kelly (who used to be a Maverick), David Carradine (who became a Shaolin monk) and Robert Walker (who seems to have lost the mental powers he displayed on a Federation starship). Burt Kennedy directs with a sure hand and no fancy stuff. The only real drag on the movie is Angie Dickinson, in a thankless role as cliche "working girl" with a heart. I honestly never knew what people saw in her. Really. Mitchum sings the title tune. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review ashley h Young Billy Young is a disappointing film. It is about a vengeful former sheriff who sets out to find the man who killed his son. Robert Mitchum and Angie Dickinson give terrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Burt Kennedy did a horrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A decent By-the-numbers western. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member 130810: Though a bit slow at times, enjoyable. After building tension for an hour and fifteen minutes, the story resolves itself rather quickly, unexpectedly. It's unfortunately anti-climatic. The line between good and evil is blurred and there are no real heroes to be found in this revenge story (ok, perhaps Paul Fix as Charle). This film took me back to my youth however, being a western as I remember westerns being. Six guns, lever actions and cartridge lined holsters. A pleasant ninety minutes for me. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Okay enough by-the-numbers western starting Robert Mitchum as a sherif looking to get even with the man who killed his son. Writer/director Burt Kennedy was never a brilliant filmmaker, but he did build up a pretty solid track record of making entertaining westerns. This one was more serious than his usual Dirty Dingus Magee/Support Your Local Gunfighter-type of western/comedies, but it did work to a certain extent. It's all pretty unoriginal, but if you enjoy westerns and like the cast (Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, David Carradine), you'll probably find the film worth watching. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member glimpse of a young david carradine... also mitchum sings the title song quite nicely. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Robert Mitchum and Angie Dickinson provide star power to this ineffective revenge B Western. Rated: C+ Mar 3, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Fleeing the scene of a gruesome gunfight in Mexico, Billy Young (Robert Walker) arrives in the small town of Lordsburg, where he is promptly deputized by local sheriff Ben Kane (Robert Mitchum). Kane takes the troubled young man under his wing, hoping to reform his lawless ways. As the bond between the two men grows stronger, Kane recruits Young for a particularly personal assignment: to help bring to justice Frank Boone (John Anderson), a vicious outlaw responsible for the death of his son.
      Director
      Burt Kennedy
      Screenwriter
      Burt Kennedy
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Production Co
      Talbot-Youngstein
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 15, 1969, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
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