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Movie-A-Day #195: Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973).

July 14, 2011

The notorious outlaw Billy the Kid was finally gunned down by Sheriff Pat Garrett on this date in 1881. The relationship between the two men has been romanticized in folklore and films like Sam Peckinpah’s “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid,” but as usual reality is much less interesting than mythology. In actuality, the two men had always disliked each other. Also, the real Billy the Kid was pretty ugly.

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