“Billy the Kid Trapped” is a 1942 Western film directed by Sam Newfield and starring Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, and Anne Jeffreys. The film tells the story of Billy the Kid (Crabbe), who is falsely accused of a series of murders and must clear his name while on the run from the law.
The film opens with Billy being arrested and taken to trial for the murders. Despite his protestations of innocence, he is found guilty and sentenced to hang. However, Billy manages to escape from jail with the help of his friend Fuzzy (St. John), and the two set out to prove his innocence and bring the real killers to justice.
As they search for the true culprits, Billy and Fuzzy encounter a variety of obstacles and adversaries, including corrupt lawmen and ruthless criminals. They are aided along the way by a woman named Rita (Jeffreys), who becomes romantically involved with Billy.
The film climaxes with a thrilling showdown between Billy and the villains, as he finally clears his name and brings the real killers to justice. “Billy the Kid Trapped” is known for its fast-paced action and colorful characters, as well as its charismatic lead performance by Buster Crabbe. The film was part of a series of Westerns featuring the iconic character of Billy the Kid, which was popular during the 1940s and 1950s.
Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Malcolm ‘Bud’ McTaggart