I Shot Billy the Kid (1950)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Outlaw (Gunfighter) Film  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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From Lippert Studios, the same company responsible for I Shot Jesse James, comes I Shot Billy the Kid. Those who know their western history will recall that Billy the kid was gunned down by his friendly enemy Pat Garrett. This time around, Garrett is played by Robert Lowery, while the larger part of Billy is essayed by Don Barry (a bit too old for the part, though physically perfect). The film recounts Garrett and Billy's volatile relationship, and the events leading up to their final, fatal confrontation. Brooklynese supporting actor Sid Melton seems a bit out of place as the film's nominal comedy relief.

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capture, fame, gunfighter, life, love, Mexico, outlaw [Western], reform [improve], weapons, wound [injury]