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Howard Hawks in a press release for The Outlaw (1943) with screen newcomers Jack Buetel and Jane Russell.  Hawks started working on the film in 1941, but soon left the project to direct Sergeant York.  Producer of the film, Howard Hughes, eventually directed.

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The back of this publicity still reads

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Jack Buetel as Billy, the outlaw, in Howard Hughes’ production, “The Outlaw,” soon to be released by RKO Radio.  Also co-starring are Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell and Walter Huston.

 

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The back of this publicity still reads

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Jack Buetel as Billy, the outlaw, in Howard Hughes’ production, “The Outlaw,” soon to be released by RKO Radio.  Also co-starring are Jane Russell, Thomas Mitchell and Walter Huston.

The film had brief San Francisco screenings in 1943 and 1946, a New York screening on Sep 1, 1947, and a wide release on Sep 12, 1947

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Jack Buetel and Walter Huston in a 1950 re-release publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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publicity still of unknown origin for The Outlaw (1943)

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screen newcomers Jane Russell and Jack Buetel in a publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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Jack Buetel as Billy the Kid in an original publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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Jack Buetel as Billy the Kid in a screencap from The Outlaw (1943).  The film is listed here because Howard Hawks began work on the film in 1941.  He left after three weeks to direct Sergeant York, leaving producer Howard Hughes to direct the film himself.  It is doubtful if any of the scenes Hawks directed are in Hughes’ final cut.

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Jack Buetel and Walter Huston in a 1950 re-release publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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Jack Buetel and Thomas Mitchell in a screencap from The Outlaw (1943)

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newcomers Jack Buetel and Jane Russell in a scene from The Outlaw (1943)

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newcomers Jane Russell and Jack Buetel in an original publicity still for The Outlaw (1943).  Only one of them went on to become a big movie star.

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screen newcomers Jack Buetel and Jane Russell in an original publicity still for The Outlaw (1943)

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newcomers Jane Russell as Rio and Jack Buetel as Billy the Kid in The Outlaw (1943)

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Jack Buetel in a print ad for The Outlaw (1943)