10 September 2006

Shootist, The (1976)

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The Shootist (1976)

Also known as:
El Pistolero


He's got to face a gunfight once more to live up to his legend once more. To win just one more time.

Plot outline:
Based on the novel by Glendon Swarthout and directed by Don Siegel, Wayne stars as J.B. Books, a notorious gunfighter (or "shootist," in the day's vernacular) who learns from his doctor friend E.W. Hostetler (Stewart) that he is rapidly dying of cancer. Ready to make his peace with the world, Books takes a room in the Carson City boarding house of the widowed Mrs. Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall), striking up a friendship with her young son Gillom (Ron Howard). But word soon gets out that Books is in town and facing an early grave, tempting various gunslingers to make their mark on history by becoming the man who shot J.B. Books. [source: dvdjournal.com]

Directed by
Don Siegel


John Wayne .... John Bernard Books

Lauren Bacall .... Bond Rogers

Ron Howard .... Gillom Rogers

James Stewart .... Dr. E.W. Hostetler

Richard Boone .... Mike Sweeney
Hugh O'Brian .... Jack Pulford (faro dealer at Metropole Saloon)
Bill McKinney .... Jay Cobb (owner, Cob's Creamery)
Harry Morgan .... Carson City Marshal Walter Thibido
John Carradine .... Hezekiah Beckum (undertaker)
Sheree North .... Serepta (Books' ex-girlfriend)
Rick Lenz .... Dan Dobkins (reporter, 'Morning Appeal') (as Richard Lenz)
Scatman Crothers .... Moses Brown (liveryman)
Gregg Palmer .... Burly man
Alfred Dennis .... Dearden (barber)
Dick Winslow .... Streetcar driver
Melody Thomas Scott .... Girl on streetcar (as Melody Thomas)
Kathleen O'Malley .... Schoolteacher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Crawford .... Books' victim in flashback (uncredited)
Christopher George .... Books' victim in flashback (uncredited)
Leo Gordon .... Books' victim in flashback (uncredited)
Charles G. Martin .... Murray (the bartender) (uncredited)

Ricky Nelson .... Books' fellow lawman in flashback (uncredited)
James Nolan .... Gambler (uncredited)
Henry Slate .... Pulford confidante (uncredited)
Ralph Volkie .... White-haired bartender (uncredited)