American Experience

Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid

Season 26 Episode 4 | 51m 45s

In an era in which cold-blooded killers such as Jesse James and the Younger Brothers terrorized the American West, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and their Wild Bunch gang took a smart and methodical approach to bank and train robbery. In the 1890s, their thrilling exploits robbing banks and trains and then seemingly vanishing into thin air became front-page news and the basis of rumor and myth.

Aired: 02/11/14

Expired: 02/11/17

Rating: NR

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For Season 26 of American Experience, exclusive corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, major funding by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.