Last night "The Shootist" was on one of the TV movie channels, so I watched it again for the third or fourth time without commercials. It has always been one of my favorites, and I believe it was John Wayne's finest. The cast was outstanding; most of whom were hand picked by Wayne himself, including his favorite horse, "Ol' Dollar". It's hard to believe the movie, made in 1976, is almost 40 years old. Most of the cast are no longer with us, and I suspect there have been few movies ever made, either before or since, with such an assemblage of stars. In my mind it is one of the top three westerns ever made. Do I hear an "amen"?