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19/07/2018    

19/07

Young Billy Young

Young Billy Young

Plot

On the trail, Ben Kane, a former Dodge City lawman, comes across Billy Young, who has no horse and was abandoned by partner Jesse Boone soon after the killing of a Mexican general.

Kane lets young Billy accompany him to a town in New Mexico where he has a job waiting for him as deputy sheriff. Kane's real aim is to find the man who murdered his son.

In town, Kane learns from dance-hall girl Lily Beloit that two men who run the town, John Behan and Frank Boone, secretly intend to gun down Kane first chance they get. Frank Boone may be the one Kane is looking for, but Jesse, who is Frank's son, lands in jail first, accused of shooting Doc Cushman.

Kane and Lily become lovers. Billy, meanwhile, springs Jesse from jail, but feels guilty once Lily reveals to him what happened to Kane's son. After he deals with Behan and the older Boone, the deputy turns in his badge, but recommends Billy for the job.

Cast

  • Robert Mitchum ... Deputy Ben Kane
  • Angie Dickinson ... Lily Beloit
  • Robert Walker Jr. ... Billy Young
  • David Carradine ... Jesse Boone
  • Jack Kelly ... John Behan
  • John Anderson ... Frank Boone
  • Paul Fix ... Charlie (stagecoach driver)
  • Willis Bouchey ... Doc Cushman
  • Parley Baer ... Bell
  • Robert Anderson ... Gambler (billed as Bob Anderson)
  • Rodolfo Acosta ... Mexican officer
  • Deana Martin ... Evie

Reception

Howard Thompson of the New York Times thought the movie seemed like a mediocre television show, however he found Mitchum and Robert Walker Jr. entertaining: "The picture .. contains two casually expert performances by two professionals, namely Mitchum and young Walker, who also share some tangy, amusing dialogue. Even in a walk-through set-up, Mitchum can do laconic wonders with a good wise-crack, such as the devastating one that closes the picture."

Track listing

All compositions by Shelly Manne except as indicated

  1. "Young Billy Young (Main Title)" (Shelly Manne, Ernie Sheldon) - 4:09
  2. "Mexican Soldiers" - 1:55
  3. "Kane's Vision" - 2:42
  4. "Stagecoach Stomp" - 2:18
  5. "Lily and Kane (Love Theme)" - 3:13
  6. "The Train (Pup Tent)" - 2:31
  7. "Jail Surrounded" - 3:55
  8. "Quicksand" - 3:21
  9. "Boone Done In" - 2:24
  10. "Young Billy Young (Reprise)" (Manne, Sheldon) - 2:52

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