Tom Horn

Film, Action and adventure
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A severely beautiful Western based on the life of a semi-legendary cowboy who served as a cavalry scout, was then hired to wage secret war on Wyoming rustlers, and was eventually hanged by a society which had outgrown his maverick values. McQueen's performance is all the more affecting (his penultimate film) now that we know he was suffering from an incurable cancer. But the film's glaring production problems - rewrites to Thomas McGuane's script, change of director (it was started by James William Guercio), extensive re-editing - ruin what might otherwise have been an extraordinarily eloquent political fable.

By: CPe

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: William Wiard
Screenwriter: Thomas McGuane, Bud Shrake
Cast: Steve McQueen
Linda Evans
Richard Farnsworth
Billy Green Bush
Slim Pickens
Peter Canon
Elisha Cook
Geoffrey Lewis
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