The Left Handed Gun (1958) was a Western - Western Film directed by Arthur Penn and produced by Fred Coe.
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Few figures in the West have the mystique in western lore as Billy the Kid, aside from a few prominent names like Wyatt Earp, Butch Cassidy, Jesse James, etc. Billy Joel even famously penned a tune chronicling the life of the outlaw. Part of the allure, no doubt, has to do with his youth and the cas... Read full article
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Celsa: Stay here. They'll kill you!
Billy The Kid: They've been killin' me. Now I don't wait. I go first!
Celsa: What are you going to do?
Billy The Kid: I don't run. I don't hide. I go where I want. I DO what I want!
[He puts scarf around her neck and pulls her toward him in a provocative way]
Moultrie: [when he sees Billy] I knew you weren't dead!
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First film for producer Fred Coe.
James Dean was signed to play Billy the Kid in this picture but the role was given to Paul Newman after Dean's death. It was the second role Newman inherited from Dean (who had also been signed to star in Somebody Up There Likes Me).
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