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.
Steve McQueen initially wanted to adapt Harold Pinter's play Old Times but First Artists insisted that he instead film this, a script they had owned for some time, as the final film in the star's three picture deal he had signed with them under Warner Bros.
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.
The rifle Steve McQueen uses in the film is a Winchester Model 1876, stated to be chambered in .45-60 Winchester, however, the rifle was actually chambered in .45-75 Winchester. The real life Tom Horn carried a Winchester Model 1894 chambered in .30-30 Winchester.
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