Starring John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Ron Howard, James Stewart, Richard Boone and Hugh O'Brian, "The Shootist" (also known as "Letzte Scharfschütze, Der", "Pistolero, Il", "Shootist, Der") is a Drama/Western film directed by Don Siegel, and written by Miles Hood Swarthout (screenplay), released on August 11 of 1976 in the USA.
He's got to face a gunfight once more to live up to his legend once more. To win just one more time.
Who directed "The Shootist":
The Shootist was directed by Don Siegel, an American director, producer, actor, and cinematographer.
Before The Shootist, Don Siegel had directed The Black Windmill, released in 1974, Charley Varrick (1973), Dirty Harry (1971), The Beguiled (1971), Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), and Death of a Gunfighter (1969). Since, he directed Telefon, released in 1977, Rough Cut (1980), Jinxed! (1982), Dirty Harry (2007).
When was "The Shootist" released:
The Shootist was first released on Wednesday, August 11, 1976, in the United States.. This was forty-three (43) years ago.
It has been released on Thursday, October 07, 1976 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, August 17, 1977 in France; Friday, September 23, 1977 in Germany and on Friday, April 14, 1978 in Spain.
What is the cast of "The Shootist":
At the casting of The Shootist we find John Wayne, previously seen in Rooster Cogburn (1975) and Brannigan (1975); Lauren Bacall (Murder on the Orient Express (1974), Harper (1966)); Ron Howard (Eat My Dust (1976), The First Nudie Musical (1976)) [ more... ]
- Gregg Palmer and John Wayne, Richard Boone also appeared together in Big Jake, released in 1971.
- John Wayne, James Stewart and John Carradine can be seen in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, released in 1962.
- John Wayne, James Stewart and Harry Morgan also appeared in How the West Was Won, released in 1962.
- James Stewart and Harry Morgan can also be seen in The Glenn Miller Story, released in 1953.
What is the Storyline of "The Shootist":
The aging Books and the Old West are dying. Arriving in Carson City, Nevada on January 22, 1901, reading reports of the death of Great Britain's Queen Victoria in the newspaper, Books seeks a medical opinion from someone he trusts, E. W. "Doc" Hostetler (Jimmy Stewart). Hostetler confirms a Colorado doctor's prognosis of a painful and undignified death from cancer, so Books rents a room from the widow Bond Rogers (Lauren Bacall) and her son Gillom (Ron Howard) to contemplate his fate.
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