The Kid from Texas (1950)

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    aka Texas Kid, Outlaw



    Plot Summary
    Billy the Kid becomes embroiled in Lincoln County, NM, land wars. When rancher who gave him a break is killed by rival henchman, Billy vows revenge. New employer takes advantage of his naivety to kill rivals, lets the Kid take rap. Kid takes to the hills with friends until caught. Escapes hanging but remains in area to be near employer's young wife with whom he's infatuated.
    Written by Rita Richardson

    Audie Murphy ... William Bonney ('Billy the Kid')
    Gale Storm ... Irene Kain
    Albert Dekker ... Alexander Kain
    Shepperd Strudwick ... Roger Jameson
    Will Geer ... O'Fallon
    William Talman ... Minninger
    Martin Garralaga ... Morales
    Robert Barrat ... General Lew Wallace (as Robert H. Barrat)
    Walter Sande ... Crowe
    Frank Wilcox ... Sheriff Pat Garrett
    Dennis Hoey ... Major Harper
    Ray Teal ... Sheriff Rand
    Don Haggerty ... Morgan
    Paul Ford ... Sheriff Copeland
    John Phillips ... Sid Curtis
    Harold Goodwin ... Matt Curtis
    Zon Murray ... Lucas
    Tom Trout ... Denby
    Rosa Turich ... Maria
    Dorita Pallais ... Lupita
    Pilar Del Rey ... Marguarita
    and many more...

    Kurt Neumann

    Writing Credits
    Robert Hardy Andrews ... (screenplay) (story)
    Karl Kamb ... (screenplay)

    Paul Short ... producer
    George C. Bertholon ... associate producer (uncredited)

    Charles Van Enger



    Memorable Quotes

    Filming Locations
    Jack Garner Ranch - State Highway 74, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA
    Universal Studios - 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA

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    Best Wishes
    London- England

  • The Kid from Texas is a 1950 American Technicolor Western film directed by
    Kurt Neumann starring Audie Murphy and Gale Storm

    The film fictionalises the true events of the Lincoln County War but follows the basic facts.
    Jameson (Shepperd Strudwick) is based on John Tunstall and Alexander Kain (Albert Dekker) on Alexander McSween.

    Murphy was cast after his performance as a juvenile delinquent in Bad Boy,
    with Billy the Kid being depicted as a 19th-century juvenile delinquent.
    J. Edgar Hoover offered to narrate the film.

    User Review

    Good shootouts, a lot of action and a great Billy
    Author: alexandre michel liberman (tmwest) from S. Paulo, Brazil
    31 March 2005

    Quote from alex

    Audie Murphy was the best Billy the Kid. It is not easy for a young man with a baby face to play a famous outlaw and be convincing. The fact that Murphy was a hero in the second world war must have given him that confidence. The story starts as Billy begins working for an Englishman (Tunstall, with his name changed to Jameson), but his partner Kain does not like Billy who also becomes fascinated with Kain's wife (Gale Storm). Governor Lew Wallace who is present in this film more than in any other about Billy, tries desperately to stop the Lincoln County War. Billy ends up on the wrong side of the law and his gang here is reduced to two guys, one is a Mexican and the other does not stop singing "Streets of Laredo". Murphy is very fast when he draws, he must have done a lot of training. Even though not an ambitious production as the 1941 film with Robert Taylor, overall this is much better. There are good shootouts, a lot of action and a great Billy.

    Best Wishes
    London- England