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The Shootist

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MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Western
Director: Don Siegel

J.B. Books (John Wayne, in his final film role) is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers and her son Gillom, Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a man seeking to avenge his brother's death and a few who are looking to profit from Books' notoriety. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.

Cast :

  • John Wayne
  • John Bernard Books
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Bond Rogers
  • James Stewart
  • Dr. E.W. Hostetler
  • Ron Howard
  • Gillom Rogers
  • Richard Boone
  • Mike Sweeney
  • Hugh O'Brian
  • Jack Pulford (faro dealer at Metropole Saloon)
  • Harry Morgan
  • Carson City Marshal Walter Thibido
  • Rick Lenz
  • Dan Dobkins (reporter, 'Morning Appeal') (as Richard Lenz)
  • John Carradine
  • Hezekiah Beckum (undertaker)
  • Sheree North
  • Serepta (Books' ex-girlfriend)
  • Scatman Crothers
  • Moses Brown (liveryman)
Producers :
M.J. Frankovich , William Self
Writers :
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