The Left Handed Gun

Synopsis: William Bonney - Billy the Kid - gets a job with a cattleman known as 'The Englishman,' and is befriended by the peaceful, religious man. But when a crooked sheriff and his men murder the Englishman because he plans to supply the local Army fort with his beef, Billy decides to avenge the death by killing the four men responsible, throwing the lives of everyone around him - Tom and Charlie, two hands he worked with; Pat Garrett, who is about to be married; and the kindly Mexican couple who take him in when he's in trouble - into turmoil, and endangering the General Amnesty set up by Governor Wallace to bring peace to the New Mexico Territory.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Arthur Penn
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Well, Gypsy comes from Arabia, Egypt.

Well, they come from Mexico.

Mexico, Spain, Hungary.

All over the world.



Do you speak Spanish?

I picked it up.

Not in Kansas City?

No, I lived south.

Them Gypsies, they's on

their way down to Madero.

- For Pascuas.

- Pascuas?

Yeah, it's a religious week.

The Mexican people build

a man out of straw...

...and then they set fire

to him, they burn him up.

All those ashes blow away.

Why do they do that?

Well, do you want something?

- You reading in that book?

- Aye.

Do you know this book?

Well, it ain't the Bible.

When you read you don't

speak out the words.

Either way.

Are you interested in reading?

Oh, why, it's not so hard.

I could teach you to read.

Hey, see here.

Now, you see this black print here?

"Through a glass darkly."

Through a glass darkly?

That's a quote from the Bible.

Can't get away from the Bible.

Do you know the Bible well?

- My ma.

- Your mother read it to you?

Well, she knew parts of it.

See, now what does that mean?

I mean, for sure.

Through a glass darkly?

You might say it's the

way some people see things.

Like looking through a

piece of colored glass.

All dark and twisted up.

- Like a whiskey bottle?

- Aye.

Or it might mean a mystery.

Or something you see that

you can't quite make out.

- An enemy.

- Or a friend.

You can take this book if you like.

I have to ride on into

Lincoln in the morning... I won't be needing it.

Do you want a rider to come with you?

No, I don't want an

armed man, William.

Why don't you take the book.

I might look over some words.

- Everything all right, William?

- You gonna ride in, Mr. Tunstall?

Aye, I have to set a price

for the Army quartermaster...

...before we bring in the herd.

- I thought I heard something.

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Leslie Stevens

For the editor of the United Kingdom Dictionary of National Biography and father of Virginia Woolf, see Sir Leslie Stephen.Leslie Clark Stevens IV (February 3, 1924 – April 24, 1998) was an American producer, writer, and director. He created two television series for the ABC network. The Outer Limits (1963–1965) and Stoney Burke (1962–63) and Search (1972–73) for NBC. Stevens was the director of the horror film Incubus (1966), which stars William Shatner, and was the second film to use the Esperanto language. He wrote an early work of New Age philosophy, est: The Steersman Handbook (1970). more…

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