John Books an aging gunfighter goes to see a doctor he knows for a second opinion after another doctor told him he has a cancer which is terminal. The doctor confirms what the other said. He says Books has a month maybe two left. He takes a room in the boarding house and the son of the woman who runs it recognizes him and tells his mother who he is. She doesn't like his kind but when he tells her of his condition, she empathizes. Her son wants him to teach him how to use a gun. Books tries to tell him that killing is not something he wants to live with. Books, not wanting to go through the agony of dying from cancer, tries to find a quicker way to go.
He's got to face a gunfight once more to live up to his legend once more - TO WIN JUST ONE MORE TIME.
Did You Know?
Pulford kills the gambler with a shot through the heart that covers the length of the saloon. Such a wound should have only resulted in a relatively small amount of blood. Yet, when he hits the floor, he is literally covered with blood down to his legs. See more
John Bernard Books
I want to go out in the world again and see the trees and the lakes and the hills and the sky.
References Taxi Driver
Willow, Tit Willow
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Performed by John Wayne
& Lauren Bacall See more