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?
Despite receiving generally favorable reviews, the movie proved to be one of John Wayne
's least successful movies ever on its release. See more
When Books shoots Cobb in the final scene in the bar, Cobb's blood pack is clearly visible beneath his shirt. 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.
Willow, Tit Willow
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by William S. Gilbert
Performed by John Wayne
& Lauren Bacall See more