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Wichita (1955)

Approved  |   |  Romance, Western  |  3 July 1955 (USA)
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Former buffalo hunter and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp arrives in the lawless cattle town of Wichita Kansas. His skill as a gun-fighter make him a perfect candidate for Marshal but he refuses ... See full summary »

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Former buffalo hunter and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp arrives in the lawless cattle town of Wichita Kansas. His skill as a gun-fighter make him a perfect candidate for Marshal but he refuses the job until he feels morally obligated to bring law and order to this wild town. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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THE TRUE SAVAGE STORY OF WYATT EARP! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Romance | Western

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3 July 1955 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Sam Peckinpah, plays a bit part as a bank teller in this picture See more »

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When the cowboys are shooting up the town a streetlight in the foreground is shot out. It's not a gaslamp, but contains an incandescent light bulb, despite it not being invented yet. See more »

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Featured in The First Texan (1956) See more »

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Wichita
Music by Hans J. Salter (as Hans Salter)
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Tex Ritter
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Good Western, but not great...
15 July 2012 | by (Salisbury, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The now-familiar and evergreen story of Wyatt Earp's maverick attempts (& succeeding) at ridding all guns from the Western frontier town of Wichita, is again shown here, directed with some style by Jacques Tourneur, from 1955.

Joel Mc Crea - not quite a superstar of Westerns, is suitably refrained but still somehow imposing as the law enforcement officer Earp. There's good action at the start, as bands of outlaws ride in, guns blazing, fights in Saloon bars and general terrorising of the residents.

Mc Crea is good, Vera Miles lovely and a turn from Lloyd Bridges is always welcome. The colour and clarity are also good, though the Technicolor less vibrant and saturated than is often the case, making the film look more natural.

Though I'm no expert on the Western, I do enjoy a good one and whilst this was entertaining enough, it didn't strike me as one to particularly remember. It didn't drag, wasn't boring and is probably better than average, but not quite enough for 7/10.


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