The Outlaw
The Outlaw (1943)

This off-beat western is best remembered for the scandal surrounding its release, most of it having to do with the supposedly erotic scenes involving Jane Russell who plays the busty siren who steals the heart of Billy the Kid (Jack… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: February 5, 1943
DVD Release Date: April 29, 1998
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

One of the weirdest westerns of all time, reflecting the eccentricities of its producer and credited director, Howard Hughes.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

There are only two reasons why anyone was intrigued with this film...can you guess?

Boxoffice Magazine

Howard Hughes' long-awaited celluloid interpretation of the life, love and legend of Billy the Kid approaches its chore of chronicling with more regard to historical authenticity than most of the countless predecessors of similar theme.

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Emanuel Levy

By today's standards the film is naive and amateurish, but in 1943, it was one of the most scandalous features Hollywood has made due to Howard Hughes brilliant campaign to exploit Jane Russell's buxum.

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Christopher Null

The film would be G-rated today, but at the time, that hint of skin was enough to send people scampering for a little water to put on their brow.

Steve Crum

Stagey, not that well written, acted or directed (by Howard Hughes) western. More infamous than good.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Surprisingly, this minor, off-beat western didn't turn out that bad.

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Flixster Audience Score: 32% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Infamous western is really not very good with several obviously rear projection scenes really taking you out of the movie. Fictional story of Billy the Kid is… More
Barry Lappin
Magnifisent sizzling Western with one of the worlds most beautiful screen sirens ever to grace the limelight.
Sarah Prisbylla
Tacky and didn't hold my attention. I guess it would have been thrilling in the 40's, but not now...