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Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday in a 1950 re-release publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).

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Jack Buetel on the bed as Walter Huston and Jane Russell stand over him in The Outlaw (1943).

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Fresh faces Jane Russell and Jack Buetel smile for a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).

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Billy the Kid and Rio in a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).

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Jack Buetel out of character as Billy the Kid in a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).  All the publicity and controversy over his film debut didn’t lead to much of a career, as all the publicity was focused on his co-star Jane Russell.

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I don’t recall Jane Russell holding a baby in any scene from The Outlaw (1943).  She’s not in costume, so maybe it’s another attempt to mute her sex appeal.

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Howard Hawks worked only briefly on The Outlaw (1943).  He left the project in order to direct Sergeant York (1941) which turned out to be his only Oscar nomination.  It’s doubtful that anything Hawks filmed is in Howard Hughes’ final version.

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Jack Buetel was signed to a long term contract with Howard Hughes for his film debut in The Outlaw (1943), but Hughes did not put him back on the screen for seven years.  Jack then found work mostly on tv, and retired in 1961.

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Rio has the upper hand over Billy the Kid as he recuperates in his sick bed in a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).

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Jane Russell is out of character in a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).  While the publicity for the film focused on Jane’s sex appeal and voluptuous figure, this publicity photo promotes her as the girl next door with four unknown teen boys not seen in the film.

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on board the Canadian wartime vessel Corvette K225 (1943).

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preparing a body for burial at sea in a scene from Corvette K225 (1943).

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Ella Raines and Randolph Scott are on opposite sides of the kitchen in a scene from Corvette K225 (1943), before the naval vessel takes off for action in World War II.

 

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the Canadian Navy at the controls of Corvette K225 (1943)

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publicity still with caption on the back for Corvette K225 (1943).