Chisum
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Like other Wayne movies, there's complete identification between reel and real life: Chisum is described as "fat wealthy, tough, trusting, stubborn, generous, and sentimental.""
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A stylish big-budget rousing range war Western that is a gimmicky mix of myth and hokum."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Solid if unspectacular Wayne outing."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
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