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Hombre que mató a Billy el Niño, El

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El hombre que mató a Billy el Niño (Spain, Italy 1967 / Director: Julio Buchs)

  • Runtime: 101 min (85 min)
  • Release Date: 9.3.1967
  • Filming Locations: Almería

Also known as

... E divenne il piu' spietato bandito del sud (Italy) | The Man Who Killed Billy the Kid (U.K.) | I'll Kill Him and Return Alone (U.S.A.) | A Few Bullets More (U.S.A.) | Sein Steckbrief ist kein Heiligenbild (Germany) | O homem que matou Billy the Kid (Portugal) | L'homme qui a tue Billy le Kid (France) | Mannen som sköt ˜Billy the Kid' (Sweden) | Minä ammuin Billy the Kidin (Finland) | Billy, o megalos paranomos (Greece)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Peter Lee Lawrence (William "Billy the Kid" Bonney), Fausto Tozzi (Pat Garrett), Dyanik Zurakowska (Helen Tunstill), Gloria Milland (Mrs. Kathleen Bonney), Carlos Casaravilla (Jackson Murphy), Luis Prendes (John Tunstill), Antonio Pica (Mark Travis), Enrique Avila (Hank, Fort Summer saloonkeeper), Frank Braña (Murphy henchman), Francisco Sanz (as Paco Sanz)(peddler), Luis Rivera (Mark Liston), Barta Barry (rancher, Turnstill neighbor), Alfonso Rojas (Paul Powers, Tunstill foreman), Margot Cottens (Mrs. Huerte), Antonio Molino Rojo (Tom MacGregor), Luis Barboo (MacGregor henchman), Emilio Rodriguez (store customer), Tito Garcia (Francisco), Tomás Blanco (Peter, Helen's uncle), Luis Induni (Maurice, Travis henchman), Jose Canalejas (Jake, Travis henchman), Orlando Baralla (governor of New Mexico), Milo Quesada (Raul Alonso, rustler leader), Miguel Palenzuela (Peter "Mac" MacGregor), Manuel Alexandre (Manuel Abarca)(gravedigger), Miguel de la Riva (Cavalry Lieutenant), Carmen Porcel (Mrs. Patterson), Alfredo Santacruz (as Alfredo Santa Cruz), Gonzalo Esquiroz (Travis henchman), Alfonso de la Vega (Travis henchman), Simon Arriaga (Pablo, cattle rustler), Santiago Rivero (Silver City saloonkeeper), Antonio Orengo (Mexican landowner), Adriano Dominguez, Erasmo Pascual (Erasco Colmenero), José Orjas (José Gonzalez), José Riesgo (store customer), María Isbert
  • Story: Julio Buchs, José Mallorqui, Federico de Urrutia
  • Screenplay: Federico de Urrutia, Julio Buchs, Carlo Veo
  • Cinematography: Miguel Fernández Mila, (Domenico Scala) [Eastmancolor - Totalvision 2,35:1]
  • Music: Gianni Ferrio
  • Producer: Silvio Pattistini, Ricardo Sanz

Synopsis

This spaghetti western presents a fictitious version of the often filmed legend of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Billy becomes innocently an outlaw while protecting his mother, but then turns into a trigger happy killer. When he falls in love he tries with the help of Pat Garrett, a fatherly friend, to change back. However, circumstances force Billy to become violent again and it is Garrett who is credited with the killing.

Comment

The title character of this spaghetti western can only be Sheriff Pat Garrett, herein portrayed by Fausto Tozzi. Billy himself is portrayed by top-billed Peter Lee Lawrence, who also acted under the name of Karl Hirenbach. Since there is very little suspense during the film's 86 minutes, the script concentrates on the "friendly enemy" relationship between Garrett and Billy in the months just prior to the fatal gundown. Oddly, violence is at a minimum, setting this one apart from the usual European frontier splatterfests. The film's original Spanish title was (what else?) El Hombre Que Mato Billy El Nino.

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