This article is from the Bob Dylan FAQ, by Adam K. Powers and John Howells firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
In "Brownsville Girl", from the album "Knocked Out Loaded", Dylan
sings about a movie starring Gregory Peck and proceeds to briefly
describe some of the action of the movie, which is about a dying
gunfighter shot down by a man "trying to make a name for himself".
The film Dylan is referring to is "The Gunfighter", a 1950 film
directed by Henry King.