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The Left Handed Gun (1958) was a Western - Western Film directed by Arthur Penn and produced by Fred Coe.

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The Left Handed Gun (1958)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 16, 2019 From 4 Star Films

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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Moultrie: [when he sees Billy] I knew you weren't dead!

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: [to Billy] What is it? What's wrong? You all right? You're not like the books! You don't wear silver studs! You don't stand up to glory! You're not him!
Moultrie: You're not him! You're not him!

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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).
The sets for the town of Medaro were actually left over from Warners' 1939 epic Juarez. Although they were in state of great disrepair, parts of them were salvaged for use in "The Left-Handed Gun."
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