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Billy the Kid Trapped (1942)

Stanton breaks Billy and his two friends Fuzzy and Jeff out of jail. He wants them free so three of his men can impersonate them for the robberies and murders he has planned.

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)

Writer:

Joseph O'Donnell (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Buster Crabbe ... Billy the Kid
Al St. John ... Fuzzy Jones
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ... Jeff Walker (as Bud McTaggart)
Anne Jeffreys ... Sally (as Ann Jeffreys)
Glenn Strange ... Jim Stanton
Walter McGrail ... Judge Jack McConnell
Ted Adams ... Sheriff John Masters
Jack Ingram ... Red Barton
Milton Kibbee ... Judge Clarke (as Milt Kibbee)
Eddie Phillips ... Dave Evans
Budd Buster ... Montana-Fake Fuzzy (as Bud Buster)
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After Billy, Fuzzy and Jeff are rescued from a hanging by mysterious strangers, the countryside if terrorized by three men, posing as Billy, Fuzzy and Jeff. Sheriff Masters puts Billy and his pals on the trail of the impostors. The trail leads to Mesa City, an outlaw town run by Jim Stanton, under whose orders, three killers, Montana, Pete and Curly, have been robbing and murdering, disguised as Billy and his two sidekicks. Billy brings in the impostors but they are released by crooked-judge Clarke. Stanton makes henchman Red Barton the new sheriff, with orders to get Billy. Again assuming their disguises, Montana, Pete and Curly rob the stagecoach. And Billy, Fuzzy and Jeff have to begin again in the process of clearing their own names. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He'll Match His Draw Against The Fastest In The Cattle Bad Lands (original print ad) ( See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy Kid på nya äventyr See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Thursday 6 December 1945 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Baltimore it first aired Saturday 31 July 1948 on WBAL (Channel 11), in Detroit Thursday 3 February 1949 on WJBK (Channel 2), and in Cincinnati Tuesday 23 August 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »

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Fuzzy Jones: Keep your hand away from that gun. Make one move and you'll wake up playin' a harp.
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The real Trio outfox the fake trio.
24 June 2018 | by weezeralfalfaSee all my reviews

A rather ordinary western story, except for the gimmick of a trio of outlaws dressing up like the Trio of Billy the Kid(Buster Crabbe), Fuzzy(Al St. John), and Jeff Walker(Bud McTaggart). Billy and Fuzzy are constants in the Billy the Kid PRC series. Sometimes, as here, a 3rd buddy is included, so that they more resemble such cowboy trios as Republic's Mesquiteers, and the partners Hopalong Cassidy, Lucky and Windy. Striking blond Anne Jeffries, in her first Hollywood role, at age 19, is the leading(only) lady. She would go on to have a long Hollywood and TV career, and died less than a year ago! She didn't have a lot to do here, mostly becoming convinced that the real Trio weren't committing the crimes they were blamed for...Glenn Strange plays Jim Stanton: the stereotypical-looking gang boss, with small moustache, dark looks, wearing a black hat and outfit. He looked much like I. Stanford Jolley, who sometimes played this role in this series........ Naturally, there is much confusion between who the people are dealing with, , and who is committing crimes. The fakes are part of Stanton's gang, which virtually rules Mesa City, having Sheriff Barton and Judge Clark on their pay. Things start off crazy, as the real Trio are in jail on a murder charge. The fake Trio is outside their cell window throwing them the key to their cell and some guns, and assuring them that their horses are nearby. (They created a shooting diversion in front of the jail to lure the sheriff outside)(How did they manage to get the key??). Stanton had ordered them to do this, because if the real Trio was known to be in jail or executed, they couldn't be blamed for crimes committed by their lookalikes!.......Sometimes things get confusing which sheriff we are dealing with. Sheriff Masters(honest) is sheriff of the county where we begin, but sometimes goes over to Mesa City, out of his jurisdiction, to deal with the real Trio. In one case, he was supposedly taking them back to his county jail, but as soon as he got over the county line, he released them. Sheriff Barton of Mesa City is in with Stanton's gang. There are some legal irregularities committed by the real Trio, when they arrest members of the gang, and put them in jail.......There are enough brawls, horse chases, shootings and stagecoach chases to satisfy most any western fan. It has a surprise humerous ending, which you can see at YouTube(along with the rest of the film.)


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