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Hour of the Gun (1967)

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Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

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Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

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He lived through the gunfight at the O.K. Corral ...that may have been a mistake! See more »

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10 October 1967 (Japan)  »

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The Law and Tombstone  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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The real Wyatt Earp was 3 years older than Doctor John Holiday. James Garner who played Wyatt here was 6 years younger than Jason Robards who played Doc. See more »

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The film has the gunfight taking place on a perfect warm sunny day. It was actually overcast, cold with snow on the ground. See more »

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[The Earps and Doc Holliday approach the O.K. Corral]
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: Ike Clanton, Andy Warshaw, Latigo, Curly Joe Brocious... Who's in the corral, Virg?
Marshal Virgil Earp: Billy Clanton and the McLowerys.
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Flawed Western, but worth a look.
10 December 2000 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"Hour of the Gun," director John Sturges' sequel to his 1957 "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," is an austere study of the events following the famous gun battle, and a somewhat muddled psychological picture of what motivated Wyatt Earp. Was he, as the posters and ads for this picture asked, a 'hero with a badge or cold-blooded killer?' In the hands of a director like Sam Peckinpah this idea probably would have been more interestingly handled, but Sturges was a largely workman-like director, and so this film starts well but soon seems tiresome. Still there's much to admire here. James Garner is very good as Earp, and Jason Robards has fun as Doc Holliday, though he's hardly consumptive and too old for the part. The Panavision widescreen photography is beautiful to look at (making a letterboxed presentation of this film a video necessity), but this film's real saving grace is a magnificent, masterful score by Jerry Goldsmith. Fans of film music have remembered it better than the movie it so well supports.


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