Directed by DON SIEGEL
Screenplay by MILES HOOD SWARTHOUT and SCOTT HALE
John Wayne, moving slow and seeming winded, appears here as one John Bernard Books, last of a breed. Books is a fast-draw artist, a gunslinger or, as the movie's title phrases it, a shootist. He has dispatched some 30 men over the course of a long career that is coming to a painful close just as The Shootist begins. J.B. Books comes riding into Carson City, gets examined by his friend Dr. Hostetler (James Stewart), and hears what he feared: he...