The Ballad of Lefty Brown


Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) is a 63-year-old sidekick. Loyal, crotchety and rarely taken seriously, he’s ridden with Western legend Eddie Johnson (Peter Fonda) for his entire adult life. Now Johnson has been appointed Senator of Montana, and despite the objections of his spirited wife Laura (Kathy Baker), he plans to leave Lefty in charge of his ranch. But when a rustler kills Johnson, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow.

“A solidly entertaining period drama … stands on its own merits as a worthy addition to the genre.  As the least likely of Western heroes, Pullman rides tall.” – Joe Leydon, Variety

Devastated by guilt, he sets out on a journey that will reunite him with old friends US Marshall Tom Harrah and Governor James Bierce as he confronts the ugly realities of frontier justice.  This revisionist take on the classic Western, in which the sidekick takes center stage and becomes the hero, is a gorgeously- photographed (shot on 35mm film), beautifully-acted homage to the venerable American genre  featuring an appealing return-to-leading-man-performance by Bill Pulllman. (Dir. by Jared Moshé, 2017, USA, 111 mins., Rated R)

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