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The Left Handed Gun (1958)



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Paul Newman's performance as Billy the Kid somehow manages to be enigmatic and accessible at the same time -- key to the success of this gritty western. He adds some humanity to the character, playing him as a guy that probably means well for the most part but lacks scruples and self-discipline. This was director Arthur Penn's first film; it foreshadows the rest of his career.