These Are Some of the Best Westerns In Movie History
Western films take viewers to a point in time when gunfire permeated the desert air like the heat, when outlaws stormed into town on horseback, ready for trouble. While it’s easy to dismiss the genre as just an endless game of cowboys and Indians, several Western films have achieved status as some of the most revered films of all time. If you love tales of adventure in the Wild West, read on as we count down some of the greatest Western classics of all time.
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.
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.”