All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

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Billy the Kid (1941) The dependably wooden Spangler Arlington Brugh (a wise name change to Robert Taylor, I think) takes over as Billy the Hero in this version of the famous legend, with landscapes filmed in Monument Valley and at Sedona, Arizona.  The colour cinematography was Oscar nominated, and in fact this was the first time the great red mesas and buttes of the spectacular valley were glimpsed in glorious Technicolor. See it again in John Ford’s She Wore A Yellow Ribbon and The…

Billy the Kid (1941) The dependably wooden Spangler Arlington Brugh (a wise name change to Robert Taylor, I think) takes over as Billy the Hero in this version of the famous legend, with landscapes filmed in Monument Valley and at Sedona, Arizona. The colour cinematography was Oscar nominated, and in fact this was the first time the great red mesas and buttes of the spectacular valley were glimpsed in glorious Technicolor. See it again in John Ford’s She Wore A Yellow Ribbon and The…

Billy the Kid.  Legend & Lore, (mostly lore).  "Young Guns" distorted the view of an entire generation on this story.

Billy the Kid. Legend & Lore, (mostly lore). "Young Guns" distorted the view of an entire generation on this story.

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Billy and Josey McCarty / RJ Pastore Collection

Billy and Josey McCarty / RJ Pastore Collection

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