Sentenced to be hung, Bonney killed two deputies and escaped. Returning to Fort Sumner, Bonney hid with friends until Garrett found him by chance and killed him on July 14, An exhausted Bonney Paul Newman staggers onto the ranch of John Tunstall Colin Keith-Johnston , who hires him as a cowhand despite a reputation as a killer.
Fellow cowhands Tom Foliard James Best and Charlie Bowdre James Congdon are reluctant to kill for someone just because he had paid their wages, but they stand by Bonney after he shoots Morton and Brady in the street. Newly appointed Governor Lew Wallace declares an amnesty to end the cattle war, but Bonney will not rest until the last member of the posse is lying in a hole in the ground.
When Bonney breaks the amnesty, Garrett accepts the position of sheriff and hunts him down. Although the real Bonney had received enough schooling to be able to read, the fictional version is illiterate, so there are several painful scenes where an embarrassed Bonney pretends to understand posters and newspaper articles.
By the end of the film, Bonney has lost everyone he had cared about, so he no longer has any reason to live. This is a touching ending but the real Bonney still had many friends, although quite a few may have been acquaintances who were too terrified to turn him into the law. According to the website aboutbillythekid. It is true that the movie was a box office disaster and the criticism that Paul Newman, at age 33, was much older than the Kid in real life is certainly valid.
The Left Handed Gun is a American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as . "Left Handed Gun, The" Paul Newman on the set, Paul Newman and Wally Brown in The Left Handed Gun () Paul Newman in The Left Handed Gun ( ).
Recent findings by studying the famous tintype which is, by nature, a reverse image have also proved that Billy the Kid was not a southpaw. But unlike, many movies about the character, this movie, while not to be confused as educational, at least includes references to actual people and events of the day. Billy The Kid Lita Milan Celsa John Dehner Pat Garrett Hurd Hatfield Moultrie James Congdon Charlie Boudre James Best Tom Folliard Colin Keith-Johnston Tunstall John Dierkes McSween Robert Anderson Hill as Bob Anderson Wally Brown Deputy Moon Ainslie Pryor Joe Grant Martin Garralaga Saval Denver Pyle Ollinger Paul Smith Smith Nestor Paiva Edit Storyline William Bonney - Billy the Kid - gets a job with a cattleman known as 'The Englishman,' and is befriended by the peaceful, religious man.
Taglines: All of a sudden, just for the kicks Billy would slip down to Mexico. Genres: Western.
Language: English Spanish. Runtime: min. Color: Black and White.
Edit Did You Know? Trivia The film originally was to have been made in with James Dean in the lead role. Goofs Billy and the others are at a lake.
When the rancher is killed, Bonney goes on a murderous rampage to avenge his friend, which leads head-long to a confrontation with Pat Garrett, the man who would finally gun him down. I've never found the Western genre that compelling. Watch now. Last Name. Was this review helpful to you?
You see the reflection of the moon in the water. One of them shouts "the moon" and they start shooting the reflection of the moon. When the camera zooms out, you see Billy and his pals are facing the camera, so the moon was in their back all the time. Hence there couldn't have been a reflection of the moon. Quotes 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!
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