The Left Handed Gun

  |  Book Tickets: 01/04/2010
  |  Watch Now: 04/12/2008
  |  102 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
The Left Handed Gun Film Poster


This account of the life of Billy the Kid is more realistic than most, with Paul Newman portraying Billy as a cowardly, unthinking killer. Billy is befriended by a rancher and when the man is murdered, Billy goes on a vengeful killing spree. His exploits are documented and mythologised by a Western pulp writer (Hurd Hadfield). The part of Billy the Kid was originally to go to James Dean, who died shortly before the project started.