Blaise Starrett is a rancher at odds with homesteaders when outlaws hold up the small town. The outlaws are held in check only by their notorious leader, but he is diagnosed with a fatal wound and the town is a powder keg waiting to blow.
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
Wyatt Earp meant law and order but no business. Worth seeing
The people of Wichita want it to become a boom town, a place to sell cattle, served by the railroad, and where the cowboys come to spend their money in the saloons. So what is the last thing they should do? To make Wyatt Earp the Marshal. But that is exactly what they end up doing when the cowboys get too drunk, start shooting aimlessly and kill a boy (named Michael Jackson!!) Wyatt(Joel McCrea) arrests some of them and forbids the use of firearms. Bat Masterson is also there to help him. Jacques Tourneur knew how to give an extra touch to what could be an average western, which also has some remarkable actors like Lloyd Bridges, Edgar Buchanan and the eternal bad guy, Jack Elam. There is a great scene when Wyatt first shows up, almost a dot at the top of the hill. A western worth seeing.
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