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Billy the Kid's Gun Justice (1940)

The third in the series of six PRC westerns starring Bob Steele as Billy the Kid (Bob Steele, finds Billy and his pals, Jeff Blanchard (Carleton Young) and Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Peter Stewart)

Writer:

Tom Gibson (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Steele ... Billy the Kid
Al St. John ... Fuzzy
Louise Currie ... Ann Roberts
Carleton Young ... Jeff Blanchard
Charles King ... Henchman Ed Baker (as Charlie King)
Rex Lease ... Henchman Buck
Kenne Duncan ... Henchman Bragg (as Ken Duncan)
Forrest Taylor ... Tom Roberts
Ted Adams ... Sheriff - main part
Al Ferguson Al Ferguson ... Cobb Allen (as Al Purguson)
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Attorney Martin (as Carl Hackett)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Dave Barlow (as Ed Peil Sr.)
Julian Rivero ... Carlos
Blanca Vischer ... Juanita (as Blanca Visher)
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The third in the series of six PRC westerns starring Bob Steele as Billy the Kid (Bob Steele, finds Billy and his pals, Jeff Blanchard (Carleton Young) and Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) ambushed in a cabin and, as they are making their getaway, Jeff is wounded. They go to Little Bend Valley where Jim Blanchard, Jeff's uncle, has a ranch. On their way, there see Ed Baker (Charles King0 and Buck Mason (Rex Lease) stop the wagon driven by Ann Roberts (Louise Currie). Billy stops the two henchmen from throwing the supplies from the wagon. Ann tells Billy that she and her father, Tom Roberts (Forrest Taylor), have bought a ranch but that someone is trying to run them out of the valley. They ride with Ann and Jeff is surprised to see that the Roberts' are living on what was formerly his uncle's ranch. The Roberts had only been there a short time, had never met Jim Blanchard, and after buying the ranch from Cobb Allen (Al Ferguson) learned they had no water rights. Billy also learns that other ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy e a Justiça See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Detroit Saturday 14 August 1948 on WWJ (Channel 4) and in Baltimore Saturday 28 August 1948 on WBAL (Channel 11); in the New York City area it first aired Thursday 10 March 1949 on WATV (Channel 13), which broadcast from Newark, New Jersey, and was the first independent television station in the New York City market. It was first telecast in Albuquerque Tuesday 2 August 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), and in Chicago Tuesday 2 February 1950 on WGN (Channel 9). See more »

Goofs

When plans are being made to bring in a new railroad construction foreman and then kill him and pin the blame on Billy, Buck calls the man the new construction "former" instead of "foreman". See more »

Connections

Version of The Time Tunnel: Billy the Kid (1967) See more »

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Okay but typical entry in the P.R.C., Billy The Kid series
5 August 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

There's no real fireworks in Billy The Kid's Gun Justice. It's fast paced enough but runs out of steam near the end.

The standard issue plot consists of Billy and his sidekick Fuzzy trying to unravel the mystery of a friend's missing uncle and bring to justice the criminals behind the disappearance whom they suspect are also behind a related land swindle.

There's a few decent action scenes and Bob Steele is good as the wanted (framed) title outlaw. His tough guy posturing is pretty interesting compared to the somewhat sensitive men you usually see wearing white and wooing the ladies in these types of pictures.


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