The Outlaw

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The Outlaw ★★ 1943

Hughes's variation on the saga of Billy the Kid, which spends more time on Billy's relationship with girlfriend Rio than the climactic showdown with Pat Garrett. The famous Russell vehicle isn't as steamy as it must have seemed to viewers of the day, but the brouhaha around it served to keep it on the shelf for six years. Also available colorized. 123m/B VHS, DVD . Jane Russell, Jack Buetel, Walter Huston, Thomas Mitchell, Mimi Aguglia, Gene Rizzi, Joseph (Joe) Sawyer; D: Howard Hughes; W: Jules Furthman; C: Gregg Toland; M: Victor Young.