Watch The Outlaw
- 1 hr 56 min
The movie was released in theaters in February 1943, as a black and white film. The director and producer was Howard Hughes, screen play was done by Jules Furtherman, music done by Victor Young and the photography was done by Gregg Toland. The movie was considered controversial due to scenes of the young actress Jane Russell during the 1940’s. The movie is in the genre of a western, drama, and romance. The running time at the theater was just over two hours and rated G meaning that it could be seen by the general public. Today it is known as a western classic which stands out from other westerns that were filmed during that era. The actors starring in the film are: Jack Beutel as Billy the Kid, Thomas Mitchell as the sheriff Pat Garrett, Walter Huston as the gunslinger Doc Holiday, Joe Sawyer as Charley Woodruff and Julian Rivero as Pablo. The actress Jane Russell played the young women Rio McDonald which was her first film debut and Mimi Aguglia plays her aunt Guadalupe. The movie depicts the old west by being filmed someplace in the southwest United States. Doc Holiday meets up with the young man William Bonnie but is known as the notorious Billy the Kid in a small town. Billy the Kid has stolen Doc Holiday’s strawberry roan horse named Red and doesn’t want to give it back because he has taken a fancy to it. Billy the Kid maintains that he bought the horse Red from a stranger. However, Doc Holiday has told the sheriff that Billy the kid has stolen the horse. The sheriff of the town in Pat Garrett, who is a long time friend of Doc Holiday not only wants to arrest Billy the Kid for stealing the horse, but for murder too. Pat becomes annoyed with Doc Holiday for taking Billy the Kids side and asks that both leave town by sundown. When Billy the Kid goes to leave at night finds that someone is trying to steal the horse from him only to find out that it is a young women by the name of Rio. Billy the kid overpowers her during a struggle and she is able to get free. She condemns the gunfighter Billy the Kid for murdering her brother. Rio soon finds herself falling in love with Billy the Kid. Doc Holiday finds out he admires Billy the kid and decides to help his new friend flee from the law to a hideout. Doc Holiday and Billy the Kid try to invade the law of the old west throughout the movie which involves several adventures that include gun fights, fighting with the Indians and a gun show down.