R | | Crime, Drama, Romance
An ex-army scout is hired by ranchers to kill cattle rustlers but he gets into trouble with the corrupt local officials when he kills a boy.
When Gary Combs tested the replica gallows trapdoor system, the "Peter Pan" safety cable broke, causing him to suffer a rope burn on his neck when the breakaway knot released, saving his life.
Listen, why are you hangin' around with me?
Glendolene Kimmel: Because you are a link to the Old West.
Tom Horn: If you really knew how dirty and raggedy-assed the Old West was, you wouldn't want any part of it.
In the opening sequence, the wording says, "In 1901 he drifted into Wyoming 'Territory'". Wyoming had been a state since 1890.
UK cinema and video versions were cut by 39 secs by the BBFC to remove a horse-fall and to edit a scene of a man's head being blasted during a gunfight. The 2006 DVD release restores some cuts and is only missing 6 secs of the horse-fall.
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