35 years ago in August, 1976 John Wayne’s The Shootist was released. The film followed one of the last Old West gunfighters, John Bernard (J. B.) Books as he lived out his last few days at the turn of the century (1901). The cast included Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, Harry Morgan, Scatman Crothers, John Carradine, Richard Boone and James Stewart. Yep, it’s a good one and worth watching.
John Wayne died in 1979, three years after the film released. Watch the trailer below.