Kid Blue

Kid Blue

DVD (Full Frame)

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A hapless outlaw discovers he isn't any better off on the right side of the law in this offbeat western comedy set at the turn of the century. While Bickford Waner (Dennis Hopper) is known to lawmen as notorious bandit Kid Blue, his reputation far outstrips his actual success as a crook, and after a train robbery falls apart moments after it began, Bick decides it's time to go straight. Bick settles in Dime Box, Texas, a shabby little town dominated by a ceramics factory that makes novelty ashtrays, and manages to find a lose a series of odd jobs through his innate clumsiness and his short temper. Bick moves into a rooming house where he's befriended by Reese Ford (Warren Oates), a good natured man fascinated with the ancient Greeks and their ideals of male friendship, and his wife Molly (Lee Purcell), who doesn't believe their relationship need be platonic. Bick also finds a friend in pill-popping Preacher Bob (Peter Boyle) and makes an especially fierce enemy in foul-tempered sheriff "Mean John" Simpson (Ben Johnson). After his personal and professional lives take unexpected turns for the worse, Bick decides he needs to go back to a life of crime, though he hasn't gotten much better at armed robbery than he was before. Also starring Janice Rule, Ralph Waite and Clifton James, Kid Blue was shot in 1971, but not released until 1973, after the box-office failure of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie sent his career into a tailspin; it would be his last role in an American feature until 1979's Apocalypse Now.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/14/2015
UPC: 0024543105190
Original Release: 1973
Rating: PG
Source: Fox Mod
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 40,847

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janice Ford Janet Conforto
Claude Ennis Starrett Tough Guy
Eddy Donno Huey
Warren Finnerty Wills
Bobby Hall Bartender
Howard Hesseman Confectionery Man
Dennis Hopper Bickford Waner
Mary Jackson Mrs. Evans
Clifton James Mr. Hendricks
Owen Orr Train Robber #1
Richard Rust Train Robber
Melvin Stewart Blackman
José Torvay Old Coyote
Jay Varela Mendoza
M. Emmet Walsh Barber
Warren Oates Reese Ford
Peter Boyle Preacher
Ben Johnson Sheriff
Lee Purcell Molly Ford
Janice Rule Janet
Ralph Waite Drummer

Technical Credits
James Frawley Director
Stefan Arnsten Editor
Tim McIntire Score Composer
Tony Ray Asst. Director
Anthony Ray Asst. Director
John Rubinstein Score Composer,Screenwriter
Joel Schiller Production Designer
Marvin Schwartz Producer
Bud Shrake Screenwriter
Theadora Van Runkle Costumes/Costume Designer
Billy Williams Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kid Blue
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [9:59]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [9:59]
11. Chapter 11 [:16]

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