The Outlaw: The Movie That Couldn't Be Stopped

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Jack Buetel, Jane Russell, Dana Hersey
The Film Detective
Documentary, Original Content
The Outlaw featured such legendary characters as Billy The Kid, Pat Garrett, and Doc Holliday, but was made notorious by the addition of a fictional character named Rio McDonald. Played by Jane Russell in her film debut, Rio added more sexuality than had ever been seen in westerns of the day, creating a battle with the censors that lasted years. Here's a look back at this history making movie, from its inception, to its controversy, to its ultimate triumph at the box office.