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These Are Some of the Best Westerns In Movie History


2. Chisum

In this 1970 film, John Wayne plays John Chisum, a well-to-do rancher who quarrels with  his rival Lawrence Murphy (portrayed by Forrest Tucker) for power of a place in New Mexico called Lincoln County.

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The film was inspired by the events that transpired during the Lincoln County War of 1878. Additionally, it borrows several elements from a short story by Andrew J. Fenady entitled “Chisum and the Lincoln County Cattle Wars.” 

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