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The Outlaw (1943)

The Outlaw

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This off-beat western is best remembered for the scandal surrounding its release, most of it having to do with the supposedly erotic scenes involving Jane Russell. The highly-fictionalized story centers on the rivalrous, tentative friendships between the Billy the Kid, Doc Holiday, and Pat Garrett.

Rating: G
Genre: Western , Drama , Action & Adventure , Romance , Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jules Furthman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 29, 1998
Runtime:
American Pop Classics

Cast


as Billy the Kid

as Billy the Kid

as Doc Holliday

as Pat Garrett

as Guadalupe

as Charley

as Stranger

as Bartender

as Deputy

as Drunk Cowboy

as Guard

as Salesman

as Salesman

as Coach Driver

as Salesman
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Critic Reviews for The Outlaw

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

One of the weirdest westerns of all time, reflecting the eccentricities of its producer and credited director, Howard Hughes.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 2, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

By today's standards the film is naive and amateurish, but in 1943, it was one of the most scandalous features Hollywood has made due to Howard Hughes brilliant campaign to exploit Jane Russell's buxum.

Full Review… | June 22, 2011
EmanuelLevy.Com

Stagey, not that well written, acted or directed (by Howard Hughes) western. More infamous than good.

March 2, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

There are only two reasons why anyone was intrigued with this film...can you guess?

Full Review… | November 1, 2006
Film Threat

The film would be G-rated today, but at the time, that hint of skin was enough to send people scampering for a little water to put on their brow.

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for The Outlaw

½

Infamous western is really not very good with several obviously rear projection scenes really taking you out of the movie. Fictional story of Billy the Kid is troubled in many places perhaps the biggest is Buetel a blank faced black hole at the center of the film. Even the usually great Huston and Thomas Mitchell give weak hammy performances and Jane Russell while extremely lush and fresh had not yet learned how to act in front of the camera but does exude presence and charisma missing from the rest of the film. It's overlong to boot!

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jjnxn
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Magnifisent sizzling Western with one of the worlds most beautiful screen sirens ever to grace the limelight.

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DrLappos
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

½

Tacky and didn't hold my attention. I guess it would have been thrilling in the 40's, but not now...

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Sarah Prisbylla

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