The Shootist

Director:   Don Siegel
Year:   1976
Language:   English
Time:   100 minutes

In 1901, an old gunfighter dying of cancer (John Wayne) settles into a rooming house in Carson City, Nevada, hoping to pass away quietly. But his notoriety makes that impossible.

John Wayne's last - and many say finest - film; his performance is especially poignant because Wayne himself had battled cancer for many years (he would die of it three years later). Two other veterans of many, many westerns play strong supporting roles: Jimmy Stewart and Lauren Bacall. Adapted (rather loosely) from the novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout

Rated PG.

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