I have been searching for a new Billy The Kid movie that True West had a link for a few months ago. I do not think it was a big production, but the trailer seemed interesting. Does anyone have any information where I might can get a copy? I cannot remember the title, but True West had the link.
I wonder if anyone knows how many 'Billy the Kid' movies have actually been made? Most of 'em have been ridiculous, like Newman's The Left-Handed Gun, Young Guns, Purgatory, & Billy the Kid vs Dracula, just to mention a few. In Young Guns they had the Kid packing a pair of S&W Model 10 light barrels, which didn't come out until the 1920s. The Kid had been dead 40 years by then. The one authentic photo of the Kid shows his vest-buttons on the wrong side & while it supposedly shows the right side of the Winchester, there's no loading gate, indicating the image was reversed at some point. The 'real' left-handed gun' was a fictional character. In the original Clarence E. Mulford stories, Bill 'Hopalong' Cassidy was a southpaw.
The Smith and Wesson Model 10 was introduced in 1899 and was also known as the military and police.I have one in 38 special made well before WW1.
I own a Model 10.How can I find out how old it is?
This might be the one you are looking for;
Believe it or not Charley, movies about the old west character Billy the Kid according to most sources say less than 30, were actually made from 1911 to present day, of course that doesn't include TV shows and radio programs, which would easily raise the number to 50 or more. And you are right most are fabricated fantasies about a persona that never even existed.
Yes! Thank you so much. Have you seen it?
No sir I haven't but it looks like it might be interesting.
Scott Brady, who was oringinally from Brooklyn, played the Kid in one made in the late '40s or early '50s. I recall it was in color, too. I think Roy Rogers played the Kid or a character based on him in an early film. Brady's real name was Gerald Tierney & his brother, Lawrence, was already an established actor when Gerald got out of the Navy after WW II. He used his GI Bill to got to drama school & wound up a very successful actor. He later went to TV & actually played Shirley's father in an episode of LaVerne & Shirley.
Remember Shotgun Slade?