The Shootist

J.B. Books (John Wayne, in his final film role) is an aging gunfighter diagnosed with cancer who comes to Nevada at the turn of the 20th century. Renting a room from widowed Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall) and her son Gillom (Ron Howard), Books is confronted by several people of questionable motives, including a man seeking to avenge his brother's death and a few who are looking to profit from Books' notoriety. Not wanting to die a quiet, painful death, Books devises a plan to go out with a bang.
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Language: English Genres: Western Theme: Quest, Rivalry Time Period: 1900s

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"People pester an old, dying gunfighter (John Wayne) rooming with a widow in 1901 Nevada." Sat, April 26 2014 at 12:45AM EDT on TCM

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