|Directed by||James Frawley|
|Written by||Bud Shrake|
|Music by||Tim McIntire
|Edited by||Stefan Arnsten|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Bickford Waner (Hopper) who has failed as a train robber, decides to go straight and get an honest job. He arrives in Dime Box, Texas to find work. He's befriended by Reese Ford (Oates) and his wife Molly (Lee Purcell). Molly seduces Bickford getting herself pregnant and making her husband miserable, feeling betrayed by his best friend. Mean John, (Ben Johnson) the sheriff is right on top of the whole plot, recognizing Kid Blue for what he really is, in spite of his trying to change his character. Another friend that Kid Blue has is the town's preacher Bob, (Peter Boyle) who does an excellent acting job.
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 returns to his old ways and plots a crime. The ending is a total surprise as Preacher Bob helps the kid escape Mean John in a manner you would not expect.
- 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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