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The range wars, Wayne-style; and a piece of Western revisionism to compare with The Green Berets for its articulation of the Duke's right-wing ethos. John Chisum here is on the side of the angels, with both Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid riding for him against capitalist competition. No mention of Chisum's own expansionist, monopolistic approach to the land; no mention of his subsequent hiring of the ageing Garrett to kill Billy. Enjoy veteran William Clothier's superb cinematography and wait for the next re-run of Peckinpah's version in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Andrew V McLaglen
Screenwriter: Andrew J Fenady
Cast: John Wayne
Forrest Tucker
Christopher George
Ben Johnson
Glenn Corbett
Bruce Cabot
Andrew Prine
Patric Knowles
Richard Jaeckel
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