The Outlaw (1943)

Scandalous for it’s time, “The Outlaw” directed by Howard Hughes, is the story of Billy the Kid, Doc Holiday, and Pat Garrett. The plot is thin at best, but we are introduced to a 22 year old Jane Russell which makes the film almost worthwhile.

The Outlaw (1943)
The Outlaw poster Rating: 5.5/10 (3,902 votes)
Director: Howard Hughes, Howard Hawks
Writer: Jules Furthman (screenplay)
Stars: Jack Buetel, Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell, Walter Huston
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: G
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Western
Released: 07 Nov 1946
Plot: Newly appointed sheriff Pat Garrett is pleased when his old friend Doc Holliday arrives in Lincoln, New Mexico on the stage. Doc is trailing his stolen horse, and it is discovered in the possession of Billy the Kid. In a surprising turnaround, Billy and Doc become friends. This causes the friendship between Doc and Pat to cool. The odd relationship between Doc and Billy grows stranger when Doc hides Billy at his girl, Rio's, place after Billy is shot. She falls for Billy, although he treats her very badly. Interaction between these four is played out against an Indian attack before a final showdown reduces the group's number.

Publication date: 1943; Publisher Howard Hughes Productions

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