The Left Handed Gun

The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett.wikipedia
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John Dehner

The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett.
He played Sheriff Pat Garrett in Gore Vidal's The Left Handed Gun opposite Paul Newman as Billy the Kid.

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The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett.
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Arthur Penn

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The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett.
After making a name for himself as a director of quality television dramas, Penn made his feature debut with a western, The Left Handed Gun (1958) for Warner Brothers.

Paul Newman

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The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett. Drifter William Bonney (Paul Newman), known as "Billy the Kid", befriends a cattle boss named John Tunstall, who is known as "The Englishman".
The Dean connection had resonance two other times, as Newman was cast in two leading roles originally earmarked for Dean, as Billy the Kid in The Left Handed Gun and as Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me, both filmed after Dean's death in an automobile collision.

Lincoln County War

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Tunstall is murdered by corrupt rival cattlemen led by the local sheriff in the Lincoln County War.
The war was fictionalized in several Hollywood films, including Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid in 1973, The Left Handed Gun in 1958, John Wayne's Chisum in 1970 and Young Guns in 1988.

Leslie Stevens

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The screenplay was written by Leslie Stevens from a teleplay by Gore Vidal, which he wrote for the television series The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1955 episode "The Death of Billy the Kid", in which Newman also played the title character.
He wrote the screenplay for the film The Left Handed Gun (1958) directed by Arthur Penn and starring Paul Newman.

Pat Garrett

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The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett.
John Dehner in The Left Handed Gun (Warner Bros., 1958)

Hurd Hatfield

Hurd Hatfield as Moultrie
Subsequent films include supporting roles in The Left Handed Gun (1958), King of Kings (as Pontius Pilate) (1961), El Cid (1961), Harlow (1965) (as Paul Bern), The Boston Strangler (1968).

Lita Milan

Lita Milan as Celsa
Her film credits include The Violent Men (1955), Desert Sands (1955), Gun Brothers (1956), The Ride Back (1957), Bayou (1957), The Left Handed Gun (1958), Never Love a Stranger (1958) and I Mobster (1959).

Robert Foulk

Robert Foulk as Sheriff Brady
By contrast in 1958, Foulk was cast as Sheriff Brady in the film, The Left Handed Gun.

Ainslie Pryor

Ainslie Pryor as Joe Grant
He appeared in the films The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing, Ransom!, Walk the Proud Land, Four Girls in Town, The Shadow on the Window, The Guns of Fort Petticoat, The Left Handed Gun, Kathy O' and Onionhead.

John Dierkes

John Dierkes as Alexander McSween
His other film credits included The Naked Jungle (1954), The Raid (1954), Jubal (1956), The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1957), Blood Arrow (1958), The Left Handed Gun (1958), The Buccaneer (1958), The Hanging Tree (1959), The Oregon Trail (1959), One-Eyed Jacks (1961), The Premature Burial (1962), X: The Man with the X-ray Eyes (1963), The Haunted Palace (1963), The Omega Man (1971) and Rage (1972).

Tom O'Folliard

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O'Folliard was also portrayed in the 1958 film The Left Handed Gun by James Best alongside Paul Newman's portrayal of Billy The Kid.

John Tunstall

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Drifter William Bonney (Paul Newman), known as "Billy the Kid", befriends a cattle boss named John Tunstall, who is known as "The Englishman". Colin Keith-Johnston as John Tunstall
In the 1958 film The Left Handed Gun, Tunstall was played by English actor Colin Keith-Johnston. In the 1970 film Chisum, he was portrayed by veteran English actor Patric Knowles. The English actor Terence Stamp played Tunstall in the 1988 movie Young Guns. Keith-Johnston was 62, Knowles 58 and Stamp 50 when they were picked to play the 24-year-old Tunstall. These films tended to portray Tunstall inaccurately as a kind of father figure to William Bonney (Billy the Kid). In fact, he was Billy's employer and good friend.

Anne Barton (actress)

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Anne Barton as Mrs. Hill
She appeared in the films Destination 60,000 (1957), Pawnee (1957), The Green-Eyed Blonde (1957), The Left Handed Gun (1958), The Comancheros (1961), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), The Way West (1967) and The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1967), among others.

Grand Prix (Belgian Film Critics Association)

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In 1961 it won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Film Critics Association.

Billy the Kid (1989 film)

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Vidal revisited and revised the material in 1989 with a TV-movie entitled Billy the Kid.
Vidal said in his memoirs that he had written the original teleplay for The Left Handed Gun, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid, decades earlier, and always felt the studio had butchered the material when his television play was used as the basis for a theatrical movie, so he wanted to return to the story for a more accurate rendition.

Charlie Bowdre

James Congdon as Charlie Bowdre
Charlie Bowdre was played by James Congdon in the 1958 film The Left Handed Gun, by Ron Soble in the John Wayne film Chisum and by Charles Martin Smith in Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973).

James Best

James Best as Tom Folliard
The Left Handed Gun (1958) as Tom Folliard

Colin Keith-Johnston

Colin Keith-Johnston as John Tunstall
The Left Handed Gun (1958)

Wally Brown

Wally Brown as Deputy Moon
The Left Handed Gun (1958) - Deputy Moon

Denver Pyle

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Denver Pyle as Ollinger
The Left Handed Gun (1958) as Ollinger