Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals

Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals (also known as Trigger Men[1]) is a 1941 American western directed by Sam Newfield[2] for Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC), and fifth in PRC's Billy the Kid film series.

Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals
1941 lobby card
Directed bySam Newfield
Produced bySigmund Neufeld
Screenplay byGeorge H. Plympton
Story byGeorge H. Plympton
StarringBob Steele
Al St. John
Phyllis Adair
Carleton Young
CinematographyJack Greenhalgh
Edited byHolbrook N. Todd
Release date
  • April 18, 1941 (1941-04-18) (U.S.)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited States


Billy the Kid (Bob Steele) and his friends Jeff (Carleton Young) and Fuzzy (Al St. John) are on the run. They make it to Paradise Town, where the trio witnesses the murder of Marshal Mason (Stanley Price). Fuzzy poses as the marshal and rides into the town, which is now ruled by a gang led by Burke (Curley Dresden) under orders from a prominent businessman in Paradise. Setting out to put an end to the gang's lawless rule over the town, the trio face another problem --the ward of the town banker Hardy (Edward Peil, Sr.), Ann (Phyllis Adair), who is out to set obstacles for them for unknown reasons. Along the journey they befriend Mexican secret agent Lopez (Julian Rivero), who is posing as a bartender. As the plot thickens, it is revealed that the true mastermind is Hardy, who plans on buying up all the local property to dig a smuggling tunnel to Mexico.



Billy the Kid's Fighting Pals was commercially released on 18 April 1941 in the U.S. through Producers Releasing Corporation.[3][4]

See also


  1. Roderick McGillis (2009). He Was Some Kind of Man: Masculinities in the B Western. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. p. 129. ISBN 9781554582891.
  2. Jon Tuska (1986). Billy the Kid: A Handbook. University of Nebraska Press. p. 168.
  3. Jeff Dykes (1952). Billy the Kid: the bibliography of a legend. University of Mexico Press. p. 128.
  4. Ted Oduka (1989). Grand National, Producers Releasing Corporation, and Screen Guild/Lippert: complete filmographies with studio histories. McFarland & Companies. p. 232.
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