Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals
|Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals|
1941 lobby card
|Directed by||Sam Newfield|
|Produced by||Sigmund Neufeld|
|Screenplay by||George H. Plympton|
|Story by||George H. Plympton|
Al St. John
|Edited by||Holbrook N. Todd|
Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals (also known as Trigger Men) is a 1941 American western directed by Sam Newfield for Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC), and fifth in PRC's Billy the Kid film series.
Billy the Kid (Bob Steele) and his friends Jeff (Carleton Young) and Fuzzy (Al St. John) are on the run. They make it to Paradise Town, where the trio witness the murder of Marshall Mason (Stanley Price). Fuzzy poses as the Marshall and rides into the town, which is now ruled by a gang led by Burke (Curley Dresden) under orders from a prominent businessman in Paradise. Setting out to put an end to the gang's lawless rule over the town, the trio face another problem – The ward of the town banker Hardy (Edward Peil, Sr.), Ann (Phyllis Adair), who is out to set obstacles for them for unknown reasons. Along the journey, they befriend Mexican secret agent Lopez (Julian Rivero), who is posing as a bartender. As the plot thickens, it is revealed that the true mastermind is Hardy, who plans on buying up all the local property to dig a smuggling tunnel to Mexico.
- Bob Steele as Billy the Kid
- Carleton Young as Jeff
- Al St. John as Fuzzy
- Edward Peil, Sr. as Hardy
- Phyllis Adair as Ann
- Stanley Price as Marshall Mason
- Julian Rivero as Lopez
- Curley Dresden as Burke
- Budd Buster as Editor Mason
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