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
When Billy shoots Jess Evans, he falls on his stomach. In the next shot, he is lying on his back. See more
And you good people witnessed the cowardly and cold-blooded murder of our beloved Sheriff Brady by Billy "the Kid" Bonney right over there. Governor Axtell has appointed a new sheriff, Dan Nodeen. He's offered a $200 award for the kid, and I'm adding a further reward of $1,000, dead or alive.
[Crowd murmurs "$1200"
Sheriff here has formed his posse. Oh... Have you got anything you want to add to that, Sheriff?
Just this. I'm going to bring Bonney in. Now you people can either help me, or stay ...
Referenced in Big Jake
Ballad of John Chisum
Performed by Merle Haggard
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Music by Dominic Frontiere See more