After the Civil War, ex-Confederate soldiers heading for a new life in Mexico run into ex-Union cavalrymen selling horses to the Mexican government but they must join forces to fight off Mexican bandits and revolutionaries.
A small village in the Indian Nation that is run by a Minister Goodnight and his daughter Eula is overrun by a band of drunken thugs. They kill and rape the people of the village. Miss Goodnight then teams up with the ruthless Marshal Rooster J. Cogburn who goes after them and bring them to justice.Written by
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When the pack of four horses carrying dead men draped across the saddles crosses the bridge at the beginning of the movie, the next-to-last dead man is holding his arm up at an angle from where it should be, and he drops his arm at the last second before the camera moves on. See more »
It's the law, Pecos! We want you for the robbery of the Katy Flyer, murder of the engineer. Now git your hands on top your heads...
You bastard! You - bastard!
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This is the first time I've seen this film since it was made almost 25 years ago. I tend to stay away from late John Wayne and anything before Stagecoach. I really saw it for Richard Jordan as he was one of my favorites since I saw him do Shakespeare in the Park back in the 1960's. Jordan excelled in playing mean bad guys in westerns (Posse, Chato's Land) and the character of Hawk was probably the meanest he ever played. Wayne and Hepburn have good chemistry together and worked with a good script. It dragged a little towards the end, and I would have liked to see a showdown between Hawk and Cogburn, but otherwise a good western.
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