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Young Billy Young

  • Drama
  • 1969
  • Burt Kennedy
  • 85 mins
  • PG

Summary

An ageing former lawman seeking revenge for the death of his son returns to duty to become the sheriff of a frontier town. He takes a young gunslinger under his wing, while the son of the man he was hunting plots his death. Western, starring Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker Jr and David Carradine.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This may not be Robert Mitchum's finest western, but the ambling star still brings plenty of charisma to his role as a town marshal (as well as providing song vocals over the opening and closing credits). The plot is nothing to write home about and is sustained by a supporting cast that includes Angie Dickinson (as a glamorous saloon girl) and David Carradine (as a ruthless gunslinger). The Billy Young of the title (Robert Walker Jr) is a sharpshooter on the run, picked up by lawman Mitchum during the search for the killer of his son (played by Mitchum's own offspring, Chris). The wicked Carradine and the honest Mitchum then battle for Billy's soul. No prizes for guessing the outcome.

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Credits

Cast

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Ben KaneRobert Mitchum
Lily BeloitAngie Dickinson
Billy YoungRobert Walker Jr
Jesse BooneDavid Carradine
John BehanJack Kelly
Frank BooneJohn Anderson
CharliePaul Fix
Doc CushmanWillis Bouchey
BellParley Baer
Evvie CushmanDeana Martin
Kane's sonChristopher Mitchum

Crew

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DirectorBurt Kennedy

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Some violence
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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