John Wayne heads a colorful cast in the epic tale of a legendary rancher who built an empire and has to face off with a civilized, smooth-talking land grabber to protect his spread. A solid gold Western free-for-all!
A cattle baron's peaceful life is threatened by corrupt government officials, but gets a helping hand from an unlikely ally- Billy the Kid. With a strong supporting cast, Wayne could play this role blindfolded.
Feature trailer for Chisum.
As one of the founders of the town of Lincoln, John Chisum is increasingly worried as Lawrence Murphy moves in on the local stores, bank and land by questionable means. Chisum and fellow honest ranch owner Henry Tunstall try and use the law, but Murphy owns that too. Confrontation threatens and Tunstall's man Billy Bonney is not slow to get involved.
Chisum is loosely based on events and characters from the Lincoln County War of 1878 in New Mexico Territory. John Chisum (John Wayne) is a wealthy landowner and rancher in the New Mexico Territory and his land is challenged by a corrupt cattle baron.