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After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.
The real John Wesley Hardin was a sadistic, sociopathic killer who murdered at least 43 people, many from ambush, some shot in the back and one for snoring too loudly. The actual number of people he killed is still unknown. A raging alcoholic, many of his most murderous sprees were fueled by his prodigious consumption of the almost toxic hard liquor of those days.
John Wesley Hardin:
My father, J. G. Hardin, was a preacher and circuit rider. He was a strong, God-fearing man who carried his Bible like a six-gun and fought with the Devil wherever he found him.
At about 30 minutes in, when Hardin returns with a wedding dress to marry Jane, she removes the glass chimney from an oil lamp to blow it out. Everyone knows that the glass of an oil lamp, that is burning, would inflict severe burns to your hands and the proper way to extinguish it is to place a hand just behind the chimney opening and blow it out or just turn the wick down to snuff it.
Opening credits prologue: Texas State Penitentiary-1896
The"Badmen"of the West, the Jameses, the Daltons, the Ringos, and Youngers, are now part of American folk-lore. Research has added another name to the list- JOHN WESLEY HARDIN.
Hardin's story is unique because it was written by the man himself. This extraordinary testament, now a collector's item, was published in Seguin, Texas in 1896.