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 date
  • 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), 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 into 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. At the end, Preacher Bob helps the kid escape Mean John in a surprising manner.


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  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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