to Yuma , starring Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman. A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
I know he's read a lot of Louis L'Amour. Sam Elliot and Louis L'Amour? The perfect combination. I liked these western novels (especially this one) when I was very young.it was just better than seeing the cowboys movies!
THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, Lee Marvin, 1962