Chisum

John Wayne  Actor Forrest Tucker  Actor Christopher George  Actor Ben Johnson  Actor Glenn Corbett  Actor

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MPAA Rating: G
Contains:Suitable for Children

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Chisum

UPC: 085391158592

Studio: Warner Home Video

MPAA Rating: G   Contains:[Suitable for Children]

Summary: John Wayne toplines this biography of the cattle owner John Simpson Chisum, a controversial figure who was the most powerful man in New Mexico during the Wild West era. A founder and prominent citizen in the town of Lincoln, Chisum is slow to act when ruthless land baron Lawrence Murphy (Forrest Tucker) moves in on several local businesses and takes them over. By the time Chisum and his ally, fellow rancher Henry Tunstall (Patrick Knowles), decide to go to the law, Murphy's already bought and paid for influence there, as well. The only recourse left to the cattlemen is to take Murphy on in all-out range war that embroils everyone in the county, including Tunstall's hand Billy the Kid Bonney (Geoffrey Deuel) and his comrade Pat Garrett (Glenn Corbett). Screenwriter and producer Andrew J. Fenady based the script for Chisum (1970) on his own short story, a very loosely fact-based account of Chisum, Billy the Kid and their involvement in the Lincoln County wars. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Category: Western

Features: Commentary by director Andrew V. McLaglen
Vintage featurette John Wayne and Chisum
Theatrical trailer
Languages: English & Français
Subtitles: English, Français, Español & Japanese (feature film only)

Chisum

Format: DVD

Release Date: 05/22/2007

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cinemascope

Audio: DD1 Dolby Digital Mono

Runtime: 111 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Chisum
1. Credits [4:01]
2. Comtemplating Change [2:20]
3. Rustlers Strike [5:04]
4. Lead for Horses [3:59]
5. Invitations Made and Refused [3:30]
6. Sallie and the McSweens [2:26]
7. Lonely Wind [2:55]
8. Ain't Like Old Times [2:26]
9. Fine Looking Couple? [2:28]
10. Pat Garrett Arrives [2:07]
11. Treachery in the Dark [2:56]
12. No Bled Enough [:47]
13. Owning the Law [4:26]
14. Influencing the Military [3:24]
15. Cain, Abel and Target Practice [2:35]
16. New Businesses [5:47]
17. Rumors About Billy [1:38]
18. Collecting Rewards [1:18]
19. Smell of Death [5:59]
20. Competition [:53]
21. Law of the Lord [3:10]
22. Pepper's Opinion [1:51]
23. Trap for Tunstall [2:12]
24. Graveside Promise [2:12]
25. Hard to Believe [1:26]
26. Pair of Killers [1:47]
27. Billy's Justice [3:44]
28. New Sheriff [2:29]
29. Murphy Learns a Fact [1:14]
30. Ultimatum for Billy [3:31]
31. Law Enforcement [2:53]
32. Revenge vs. Justice [2:12]
33. Cornered [3:37]
34. Standoff [6:03]
35. McSween's Mistake [2:35]
36. Longhorn Solution [3:02]
37. Fights to the Finish [2:54]
38. Law Sooner or Later [3:07]

Brendon Hanley

John Wayne was one of the few personalities who could carry a movie almost entirely on his personality, and Chisum is one of those movies. It came out in 1970, a year after Wayne won an Oscar for his self-referential role in True Grit and Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch revolutionized the screen Western. Hollywood studios (behind the times as usual) continued to make the genre the old fashioned way for a few more years. Chisum follows all the traditional formulas, but, thanks to a solid performance by Wayne and some high-energy action sequences, it manages to be good entertainment. Ben Johnson is pretty standard as the comic sidekick; remarkably, this was the film before his Oscar-winning performance in The Last Picture Show. The director, Andrew McLaglen, went on to direct a number of lamentable -- though quite funny -- sequels to movies that he had nothing to do with originally, including Return From the River Kwai, Sergeant Steiner, and The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission. ~ Brendon Hanley, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Andrew V. McLaglen  Director 
Andrew J. Fenady  Producer 
Andrew J. Fenady  Screenwriter 
Dominic Frontiere  Composer (Music Score) 
Michael Wayne  Producer 
John Wayne  Actor 
Forrest Tucker  Actor 
Christopher George  Actor 
Ben Johnson  Actor 
Glenn Corbett  Actor 
Andrew Prine  Actor 
Bruce Cabot  Actor 
Geoffrey Deuel  Actor 
Pamela McMyler  Actor 
Patric Knowles  Actor 
Richard Jaeckel  Actor 
Lynda Day  Actor 
John Agar  Actor 
Lloyd Battista  Actor 
Robert Donner  Actor 
Ray Teal  Actor 
Edward Faulkner  Actor 
Ron Soble  Actor 
John Mitchum  Actor 
Alan Baxter  Actor 
Alberto Morin  Actor 
William Bryant  Actor 
Pedro Armendariz, Jr.  Actor 
Christopher Mitchum  Actor 
Abraham Sofaer  Actor 
Gregg Palmer  Actor 
Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez  Actor 
Glenn Langan  Actor 
John M. Pickard  Actor 
Hank Worden  Actor 
Jim Burk  Actor 
Eddy Donno  Actor 
Bob Morgan  Actor 
Chuck Roberson  Actor 
Ralph Volkie  Actor 

Country: USA