The Kid from Texas (1950)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Release Date - Mar 1, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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If ever there was an actor born to play Billy the Kid, it was the combustible Audie Murphy. In Kid from Texas, Murphy is cast as a relatively benign Billy. Hoping to put down his guns and go straight, the Kid takes a job as a ranchhand. When his kindly boss is murdered, however, all bets are off, and Billy goes on a killing spree. By the time he's reached the age of 21, he's killed 21 men -- and that's when sheriff Pat Garrett (Frank Wilcox) enters the scene. There's no romance to speak of, though Billy does develop a fondness for Irene Kain (Gale Storm), the wife of fair-minded attorney (Albert Dekker). While Kid from Texas scores as a character study (albeit none too accurate), it falls surprisingly short in terms of action content.

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gunfighter, bad-guy, cowboy, family-member, good-guy, revenge, child, killing