An English woman and her daughter enlist the aid of a cowboy to try and get their hardy hornless bull to mate with the longhorns of Texas, but have to overcome greedy criminals and the natural elements.
Posing as a hangman, Mace Bishop arrives in town with the intention of freeing a gang of outlaws, including his brother, from the gallows. Mace urges his younger brother to give up crime. The sheriff chases the brothers to Mexico. They join forces, however, against a group of Mexican bandits.Written by
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According to the titles, the movie is set in Texas 1867. However, we're introduced to the hangman, played by Guy Raymond, whistling the gospel song "Bringing In The Sheaves". The lyrics and the music to "Bringing In The Sheaves" were not written till 1880, a full 13 years after the movie takes place. See more »
You robbed a bank? You, Mace?
Well, Dee, the bank was there... and I was there... and there wasn't very much of anybody else there... and it just seemed like the thing to do. Y'know, it's not like you didn't - something you never heard of. Lots of people rob banks for all sorts of different reasons.
You just walked into a bank and helped yourself to ten thousand dollars 'cause it seemed like the thing to do?
That's about the way it was, yeah, as, as well as I can remember,...
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When originally released theatrically in the UK, the BBFC made cuts to secure a 'A' rating. 16 secs of cuts were made to the UK video version for release in 1988 to reduce the attempted rape of Maria by the bandit leader. The cuts were waived for the 2005 DVD. See more »
this movie has larry mcmurtry written all over it--as someone else has noted, three of the characters have names that later showed up in "lonesome dove", roscoe's last name is bookbinder, and larry mcmurtry is a bookseller and book fanatic, most of the film is set near the texas/mexico border, where lonesome dove is located, and dee and mace have a brotherly relationship much like call and gus (and don't forget "lonesome dove" began as a screenplay intended for james stewart and john wayne) and dee and mace talk about going to montana and starting a ranch......
larry mcmurtry doesn't get a screen credit here, but i'll betcha he had something to do with the screenplay......
anyone know for sure?
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