Billy the Kid in Texas (1940)

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Arriving in a lawless Texas town, Billy finds his old friend Fuzzy. When Billy stands up to Flash and his gang, he is made Sheriff. He and Fuzzy then set out to retrieve the money stolen by... See full summary »


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  • Bob Steele and Carleton Young in Billy the Kid in Texas (1940)
  • Bob Steele and Terry Walker in Billy the Kid in Texas (1940)
  • Bob Steele in Billy the Kid in Texas (1940)
  • Billy the Kid in Texas (1940)
  • Victor Adamson, Ben Corbett, Curley Dresden, Charles King, Frank LaRue, John Merton, Pascale Perry, James Sheridan, and Bob Steele in Billy the Kid in Texas (1940)
  • Al St. John and Bob Steele in Billy the Kid in Texas (1940)

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20 October 2013 | MartinHafer
5
| Fair to middling...
I have no idea why Hollywood was so fascinated by a no-good jerk-face like Billy the Kid. However, despite his being a nasty villain, again and again, films were made depicting him as a hero. Buster Crabbe made about a dozen films as Billy, Bob Steele about a half a dozen and actors such as Robert Taylor and Roy Rogers also played the guy like he was pretty decent and not a dumb thug. In other words, the real Billy the Kid was nothing like the ridiculous image these films portrayed him to be.

In the previous Billy the Kid film I saw with Bob Steele ("Billy the Kid in Santa Fe"), Billy was an innocent guy who was set up by evil doers--making him look like a bandit when he really was an angel. And, much of the film consisted of Billy cleaning up a lawless town and catching the baddies. Well, this is EXACTLY the plot of "Billy the Kid in Texas"...except, of course, he's in Texas--a state the real Billy probably never visited (most of his adult life he lived in Indiana, Arizona and New Mexico). Historically speaking, it's all hogwash. But, the film is mildly enjoyable as is Fuzzy St. John's antics. Watchable but a history teacher's nightmare!


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