John Bernard Books, a gunfighter approaching his 58th birthday, finds that he has rectal cancer and two months to live. He takes a room with Bond Rogers and her son, Gillom, to wait until death comes. Of course, his very presence starts off events in the town. The Marshal comes, prepared to die in a shootout, Gillom tries to idolize him, Bond first is disgusted and then pities him. Then, realizing that he will die in great pain, he comes up with an idea to go out with a bang. Written by
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He's got to face a gunfight once more to live up to his legend once more. To win just one more time.
Did You Know?
The engraved Colt Single Action Army revolvers used by J. B. Books in this film were in reality a pair of 1950's-made replicas. See more
In the opening scene labeled as being set in 1871, a pair of Colt Peacemaker revolvers with 4-3/4 inch barrels is shown. This model was developed for the US Army in 1873. Civilian sales started in 1875, and the 4-3/4 barrel length wasn't available until 1877. See more
Carson City Marshal Walter Thibido
The day they lay you away, what I'll do on your grave won't pass for flowers.
Referenced in Who Killed 'Winter Kills'?
"Willow, Tit Willow"
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by William S. Gilbert
Performed by John Wayne
& Lauren Bacall See more