The Outlaw (1943)

Howard Hughes directs Jane Russell, Walter Huston and Jack Buetel in this western revolving around a sexy Mexican peasant caught up in a three way rivalry between Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and Pat Garrett.

Infamous for Russell’s heaving bosom and a few taboo breaking kinky scenes that restricted it from appearing with mainstream exhibitors – the only shocking thing about The Outlaw these days is how naive it is. There’s a rich seam of barely unspoken gay love and jealousy between the three men and this fuels all the impressive shoot outs, face-offs, brawls and chases. Poor sexy Russell hardly gets a look in, passed around like a chit between the antagonists… desired less than a pretty horse that changes hand more often and with more dramatic consequence. Very watchable.

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