Dirty Little Billy (1972) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dirty Little Billy (1972)





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In this film, Billy the Kid is depicted as the homicidal mental defective that history has proven him to be. The film recounts Billy's formative years, exploding legends and myths all along the way. The Old West is not prettied up in the least; there seems to be mud everywhere.


Michael J. Pollard
as Billy Bonney
Charles Aidman
as Ben Antrim
Dran Hamilton
as Catherine McCarty
Willard Sage
as Henry McCarty
Josip Elic
as Jawbone
Ronnie Graham
as Charlie Niles
Richard Stahl
as Earl Lovitt
Gary Busey
as Basil Crabtree
as Charle Nile
Doug Dirken
as Orville
Cherie Franklin
as Greta Schmidt
Rosary Nix
as Louisiana
Frank Welker
as Young Punk
Craig Bovia
as Buffalo Hunter
Ed Lauter
as Tyler
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All Critics (3)

So now we know that such people are made and not born, and so what?

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

The picture is the ultimate in grimy westerns, so labored in presenting a veneer of soiled skin, filthy clothing and muddy terrain that the effect is finally superficial. Never have so many people been so unwashed for so long.

November 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Offbeat western that thankfully doesn't glorify the outlaw legend Billy the Kid.

July 11, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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