The Kid from Texas (1950)

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    • The Kid from Texas (1950)


      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

      alex wrote:

      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