From the John Wayne Facebook page:
July 19, 1975 ~ "The Shootist" was released to movie theaters 40 years ago today. A dying gunfighter spends his last days looking for a way to die with a minimum of pain and a maximum of dignity.
"Put it in a nutshell? You couldn't put it in a barrel without a bottom. You're the longest winded bastard I've ever known. " ~ John Bernard Books/JOHN WAYNE
This film was released by Paramount Pictures on DVD and can be found at many retail outlets.The Shootist ended up being Wayne's final movie. He died of stomach cancer on June 11, 1979.