Shoot Out

Synopsis: Clay Lomax, a bank robber, gets out of jail after an 8 year sentence. He is looking after Sam Foley, the man who betrayed him. Knowing that, Foley hires three men to pay attention of Clay's steps. The things get complicated when Lomax, waiting to receive some money from his ex-lover, gets only the notice of her death and an 8 year old girl, sometimes very annoying, presumed to be his daughter.
Genre: Western
Director(s): Henry Hathaway
Production: Universal Pictures
95 min

I am Bobby Jay Jones.

Close the door and take off your hat.

And listen, Bobby Jay Jones!

The convict being released from the Canyon City

penitentiary today is looking for trouble.

- Give him some!

- I don't want any trouble in my town.

Me and my boys, there's

all we can't handle.

- The first place he's probably heading for is Weed City.

- We'll find him.

- Then he could come up here to Gun Hill.

- It will never happen.

- Here's $ 500, For that you watch him.

- Oh, we'll watch him.

Yes, indeed!

Which ever way he heads after

leaving Weed City, you let me know.

For that, you'll get another

hundred dollars in gold.

And don't wink that eye of you again.

I'm not buying to kill him.

If you kill him, you'll get nothing.

Maybe even a something little worse.

A man finishing stressing a place

like that, must be pretty old.

I got my age.

This man got a name?

Clay Lomax.

- Clay Lomax!

- All right, main warden.

I'd wish you to have kept those.

I was counting on you getting

a fixing coming right back here.

I ain't getting in any trouble until

I find the trouble that I want.

I say this for you, warden...

- You've been one mean son-of-a-b*tch.

- Likewise.

I know you hate me, but not as much

as you hate somebody out there.

I'll see you soon.

Good afternoon!

The no. 12 to Kansas City,

when is it coming through?

No. 12 from Kansas City?

Tomorrow morning at 9 'o clock.

Oh, give or take an hour.

- Is Trooper still in business?

- Trooper?

No don't get up in my time.

Yes, he's still in business.

Right down the street.

Right next door to...

Next door to what?

I didn't quite hear you.

- To the bank.

- Next door to the bank.

Stockman's Bank. Yeah.

Times for eyes seeing ghosts!

What the hell are you doing here?

I just wanted to see if there's any

of my blood still on the sidewalk.

They wore all.

They let you or you busted out?

Nobody busts out of Canyon City.

- It don't seem like seven years!

- Just to me I've done them.

You would have gotten out heap

sooner if you'd name the other man.

So they said.

He shot you in the back. He

must have been a stranger.


- You knew him.

- I did?. - You did.

- My partner.

- Sam Foley!

Well, I'll be...

Well, that's what they

call water under the bridge.

Where is he?

Who? Oh, Sam!

- He's long gone.

- Gone where? - He's gone.

Save yourself from charging

that drink, Clay.

Nice to see you're back.

See, I've been on something else

you ain't having seven years.

All of them new.

Fresh of from the farm.

A real live bunch of rubber dolls.

- Ain't not one of them over twenty.

- Sam Foley... How much?

How much?

- $ 200.

- That ain't enough.

That's all I have got. Now where is he?

- Where's your two hundred dollars?

- There's a woman holding my money in Kansas City.

Kansas City, hell!

- Ain't no woman kept nothing for 7 years.

- On the way, it'll be here tomorrow.

- Why did you have her send here?

- It all started here.

It's the last place I saw him.

It ain't much money.

You don't know how bad he's gone.

Respectable bad!

I probably would get twice as much money

from him for not tell you where he is.

Let's say I told you where you

could find Sam for $ 200...

- What would you do?

- Pay you, and kill him.


- Hey Grand's! Folk's bourbon, a new bottle!

- I don't know if you're is old enough?

Oh now, we're old enough.

And you're old too, grands.

You want glasses or I just

put a nipple on the bottle?

You watch your mouth.

This here is Bobby Jay.

Bobby Jay!?

That is just a divine name!

I just couldn't say no to a drink!

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Marguerite Roberts

Marguerite Roberts (21 September 1905 – 17 February 1989) was an American screenwriter, one of the highest paid in the 1930s. After she and her husband John Sanford refused to testify in 1951 before the House Un-American Activities Committee, she was blacklisted for nine years and unable to get work in Hollywood. She was hired again in 1962 by Columbia Pictures. more…

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