The Outlaw (1943) – By Jason S. Lockard

Howard Hughes was an American businessman, investor, aviator, aerospace engineer, philanthropist and yes film maker. As one of the wealthiest people in the world he gained prominence in Hollywood from making big-budget and often controversial films like 1928’s The Racket, 1930’s Hell’s Angels and 1932’s Scarface. Than in 1943 he made one of his most controversial films The Outlaw. Now thanks to Legend films this film has been restored and released in a brand new 2 disc set.

The Outlaw follows the feud between Doc Holiday and Billy the Kid as they go to war over the love of a fiery woman named Rio played by the 22 year old Jane Russell. The film is not Hughes’ best by any means! Probably the biggest reason you watch this film is to see Jane Russell as Rio!

Now the awesome thing about this release from Legend Films is not only do you get a digitally re-mastered copy of the original black and white classic, but you get a new colorized version that is surprisingly spectacular. Than as a special bonus you get a video commentary from Jane Russell herself along with Terry Moore.

So if you love B-style westerns, cheesecake films or if you just love Jane Russell this is a great one to pick up! So head over to or your local DVD provider and get your copy today.

Moral Rating: Mild violence and suggestive material.
Audience: Teens and adults.
Genre: Western
Length: 117 minutes
DVD Released: 2009
DVD Rating: B