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The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954)

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Scott Brady plays a decidedly mature Billy the Kid in this Columbia western programmer. According to this acount, Billy was just a mixed-up kid who was forced against his will to become a gunslinger. Billy's friendship with sheriff Pat Garrett (James Griffith), which has always been a matter of historical speculation, is deepened in the film, with Garrett reluctantly tracking Billy down after the latter has tried to avenge the death of kindly rancher John H. Tunstall (Paul Cavanaugh). British leading lady Betta St. John is cast as Billy's love interest (and the unwitting cause of his ultimate downfall) while Alan Hale Jr. is far removed from his Gilligan's Island role as The Skipper, cast here as a scowling heavy.

Cast

Scott Brady
as Billy the Kid
Betta St John
as Nita Maxwell
James Griffith
as Pat Garrett
Alan Hale Jr.
as Bob Ollinger
Paul Cavanagh
as John H. Tunstall
Benny Rubin
as Arnold Dodge
Steve Darrell
as Tom Watkins
George Berkeley
as Tom O'Folliard
William Tannen
as Dave Rudabaugh
Richard Cutting
as Pete Maxwell
John Cliff
as Carl Trumble
Otis Garth
as Gov. Wallace
Martin Garralaga
as Miguel Bolanos
Frank Sully
as Jack Poe
Richard H. Cutting
as Pete Maxwell
Robert Griffin
as L.G. Murphy
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