As one of the founders of the town of Lincoln, John Chisum is increasingly worried as Lawrence Murphy moves in on the local stores, bank and land by questionable means. Chisum and fellow honest ranch owner Henry Tunstall try and use the law, but Murphy owns that too. Confrontation threatens and Tunstall's man Billy Bonney is not slow to get involved. Written by
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THE LEGEND - John Wayne is "Chisum"
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Did You Know?
While in production on this film in Mexico, John Wayne
won the Golden Globe and found out he was nominated for the Oscar for True Grit
(1969). See more
In the gunfight at the store/bank, when the scene changes from nighttime to daylight two curtains on the outside of the store change lengths. See more
What are you going to do?
John Simpson Chisum
What I had done twenty-five years ago. Pat, get the men out of South Camp. Trace, you round up everybody that can ride a horse or pull a trigger. Let's break out some Winchesters!
Referenced in John Wayne and Chisum
Ballad of John Chisum
Performed by Merle Haggard
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Music by Dominic Frontiere See more