STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0
VERDICT – 3/5
1) A prototype John Wayne movie of good vs evil with all it’s essential elements. The Cattle Baron (John Chisum), The Drifter (Pat Garrett), Young Gun and The Gunslinger (Billy The Kid), The Outlaw (Dan Nodeen), Corrupt Businessman (Lawrence Murphy), etc.
2) The final gunfight with cattle stampede.
James Pepper: You know, there’s an old saying, Miss Sally. There’s no law west of Dodge and no God west of the Pecos. Right, Mr. Chisum?
John Simpson Chisum: Wrong, Mr. Pepper. Because no matter where people go, sooner or later there’s the law. And sooner or later they find God’s already been there.