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?
The Chisum Ranch house in this film is the exact house used in Big Jake
(1971), a John Wayne
western made a year later. Note the scenery around the ranch. See more
In the fight scene at the end between Chisum and Murphy, there is a shot from the back of Murphy showing the seat of his pants have split. See more
He's deader than a can of corned beef. You just had to kill him, huh?
A whole lot less trouble that way.
Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne
Ballad of John Chisum
Performed by Merle Haggard
Lyrics by Andrew J. Fenady
Music by Dominic Frontiere See more