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Hour of the Gun (1967)

Approved | | Western | 1967 (UK)
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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The Law and Tombstone  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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In spite of the fact that he was ten years James Garner's junior, Frank Converse played his elder brother. See more »

Goofs

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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Opening credits prologue: THIS PICTURE IS BASED ON FACT. THIS IS THE WAY IT HAPPENED.

TOMBSTONE, TERRITORY OF ARIZONA OCTOBER 26, 1881 See more »

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Version of Frontier Marshal (1934) See more »

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Great Western...... Underrated.
27 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am surprised that there are so few comments posted on this gem of a western. The movie has a slightly documentary style and some reviewers have accused it of having cold and unsympathetic characterisation. I think that the Wild Bunch apart, this is the finest western of the sixties. Garner, acting against type, is a superb Wyatt Earp. Jason Robards depiction of the doomed consumptive dentist Doc Holliday, loyal, witty, infinitely deadly, is a triumph. This movie is purely about revenge, one man's determination to kill his brothers assassins. No frills, no boring love interest, just an intense pursuit until the final brilliantly executed showdown in Mexico. The score is superb, the cinematography to die for. Sturges finest movie. Not available on Video or DVD in England, which is a scandal.


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