Kid Blue

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Kid Blue
Directed by James Frawley
Written by Bud Shrake
Starring Dennis Hopper
Music by Tim McIntire
John Rubinstein
Cinematography Billy Williams
Edited by Stefan Arnsten
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release dates
  • September 29, 1973 (1973-09-29)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million[1]

Kid Blue is a 1973 film directed by James Frawley and starring Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle and Ben Johnson.


Bickford Waner (Hopper) arrives in Dime Box, Texas to find work. He's befriended by Reese Ford (Oates) and his wife Molly (Lee Purcell). Molly seduces Bickford.

Bickford's former girlfriend Janet Conforto (Janice Rule) tracks him down and reveals that Bickford is actually a train robber known as Kid Blue. Bickford, who was trying to go straight, returns to his old ways and plots a crime.


  1. ^ Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p257

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