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Shootist, The (1976)

John Wayne stars as J.B. Brooks, the last of the legendary shootists who returns to Carson City for a physical by his old friend and doctor.

When it is confirmed he is terminally ill with cancer, he sets out to make his final eight days worthwhile.

In a shoot-out climax, five men die; four with shame and one with great honour.

John Wayne looks at home in his chaps, as always. Ironically, he died of cancer himself only three years after playing the ailing gunfighter.

The film was Wayne’s last and ended a career dating back to the silent film era.

J.B. Books
John Wayne
Bond Rogers
Lauren Bacall
Gillom Rogers
Ron Howard
Dr Hostetler
James Stewart
Sweeney
Richard Boone
Pulford
Hugh O’Brian
Cobb
Bill McKinney
Marshall Thibido
Harry Morgan
Beckum
John Carradine
Serepta
Sheree North
Dobkins
Rick Lenz
Moses
Scatman Crothers

Director
Don Siegel