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Chisum -- Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war.

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Director:
Writer:
Andrew J. Fenady (written by)
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Release Date:
29 July 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THE LEGEND - John Wayne is "Chisum" See more »
Plot:
Cattle baron John Chisum joins forces with Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett to fight the Lincoln County land war. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A splendid John Wayne as tough baron cattle fighting in the Lincoln County war See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... John Chisum

Forrest Tucker ... Lawrence Murphy

Christopher George ... Dan Nodeen

Ben Johnson ... James Pepper

Glenn Corbett ... Pat Garrett

Andrew Prine ... Alex McSween

Bruce Cabot ... Sheriff Brady

Patric Knowles ... Henry Tunstall

Richard Jaeckel ... Jess Evans

Lynda Day George ... Sue McSween (as Lynda Day)
Geoffrey Deuel ... Billy 'The Kid' Bonney
Pamela McMyler ... Sallie Chisum

John Agar ... Amos Patton
Lloyd Battista ... Neemo

Robert Donner ... Bradley Morton

Ray Teal ... Justice J.B. Wilson
Edward Faulkner ... James J. Dolan
Ron Soble ... Charley Bowdre

John Mitchum ... Baker
Glenn Langan ... Colonel Nathan Dudley
Alan Baxter ... Gov. Sam Axtell
Alberto Morin ... Juan Delgado
William Bryant ... Jeff - Head Wrangler

Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Ben (as Pedro Armendariz Jr.)

Christopher Mitchum ... Tom O'Folliard
John Pickard ... Sgt. Braddock

Abraham Sofaer ... Chief White Buffalo
Gregg Palmer ... Karl Riker

Hank Worden ... Stationmaster Elwood

Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Mexican Rancher
Jim Burk ... Trace - Wrangler
Eddy Donno ... Cass
Bob Morgan ... Pegleg on Street
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

William Conrad ... Narrator - Opening Credits (voice) (uncredited)
José Ángel Espinosa 'Ferrusquilla' ... Governor's Aide (uncredited)
Ron Fletcher ... Doctor (uncredited)
'Chico' Hernandez ... Boy on Town (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Minister (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons ... Wrangler (uncredited)

Josh McLaglen ... Young Boy Loading Wagon (uncredited)
Mary McLaglen ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson ... Trail Herder (uncredited)
José Torvay ... Mexican Blacksmith (uncredited)
Trinidad Villa ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie ... Blacksmith (uncredited)
Henry Wills ... Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrew V. McLaglen 
 
Writing credits
Andrew J. Fenady (written by)

Andrew J. Fenady  story "Chisum and the Lincoln County Cattle War" (uncredited)

Produced by
Andrew J. Fenady .... producer
Michael Wayne .... executive producer (as Michael A. Wayne)
 
Original Music by
Dominic Frontiere 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Clothier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
 
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
 
Makeup Department
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Joseph C. Behm .... unit production manager
Joel Chernoff .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred R. Simpson .... assistant director
Emilio Fernández .... second unit director (uncredited)
Harry S. Franklin .... assistant director (uncredited)
Joe Nayfack .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ray Thompson .... property
Russ Vickers .... artist: paintings
Irwin 'Eppy' Epstein .... drapery (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Ferguson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Howard Jensen .... special effects
 
Stunts
Dick Bullock .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Burk .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Tap Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddy Donno .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Feazell .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward .... stunts (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Cliff Lyons .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Bob Orrison .... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Roberson .... stunts (uncredited)
Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Sutton .... stills
Richard Barth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Carl Gibson .... key grip (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
Frederic J. Smith .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James V. Vajana .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luster Bayless .... wardrobe
Michael J. Harte .... wardrobe (as Michael Harte)
 
Music Department
Sonny Burke .... music supervisor
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
George Coleman .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Larry Bees .... title designer: main titles
Art Shinbo .... title designer: main titles
Marshall J. Wolins .... script supervisor
'Chema' Hernandez .... livestock coordinator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
111 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-12 | Finland:K-11 (new rating: 2001) | Finland:K-12 (original rating) | France:U | Netherlands:14 (1970) | Norway:16 (theatrical rating: 1970) | Singapore:PG | UK:U | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (1999) | USA:G | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
The Zoom in and zoom out sequences of Chisum sitting on his horse on the hillside at the beginning and end of the movie are the same footage. The original shot was the zoom out used at the end. That was reversed to produce the zoom in used at the beginning.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Henry Tunstall was only 25 when he was murdered in 1878.See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Brady:[after Garrett busts in a card game] I sure left Garrett holding the short end. Big Casino.
[laughs]
Lawrence Murphy:I'm not so sure you won that game.
Sheriff Brady:Sure I did.
Lawrence Murphy:Yeah. Sure you did.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in John Wayne and Chisum (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
Ballad of John ChisumSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A splendid John Wayne as tough baron cattle fighting in the Lincoln County war, 8 October 2007
Author: ma-cortes

This excellent film concerns about the real-life land baron living in New Mexico. Wayne as the baron cattle is magnificent.It's one of very few John Wayne Westerns based on historic deeds.The movie is plenty of action, shootouts, adventures and is pretty entertaining.Casting is frankly awesome with usual Andrew McLagen, John Ford's actors( Wayne, Ben Johnson, John Agar and Hank Worden); furthermore habitual cameraman William H. Clothier( Cheyenne Autumm,Man who shot Liberty Valance,Horse soldiers)with a colorful cinematography and evocative music score by Dominic Frontiere.The motion picture is well directed by Andrew W. McLagen, a known Ford's disciple.

The real events are the following: This powerful cattle king of New Mexico, John Simpson Chisum(1824-84)living in New Mexico ruled by governor Lew Wallace (Ben Hur's author),he started with a few head of stray longhorns and became one of the biggest individual cattle owners in North America, with between 60.000 and 100.000 head.In 1854 he entered the cattle business,selling beef to Indian reservations, making friendship with Chief White Buffalo(Abraham Sofaer).In 1867 he moved to New Mexico and established a large spread at South Spring in Old Lincoln County where he prospered greatly.He became involved in the Lincoln County war of 1878-79 in which he opposed the Murphy(Forrest Tucker)-Dolan(Edward Faulkner) faction and backed cattleman Tunstall(Patrick Knowles), whose gunfighters-cowboys included the handsome Billy the Kid(Geoffrey Deuel).It is said that Chisum was instrumental in making Billy the Kid an outlaw killer, he used his considerable influence in getting Pat Garret(Glenn Corbett) elected Sheriff of Lincoln County in 1880 and it was Garrett who hunted down and killed the young outlaw. Chisum's cattle brand was the Long Rail, a long, straight mark extending from shoulder to flank. Chisum, who never married, died at Eureka Springs, Arkansas, leaving an state of some 500.000 dollars.

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