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Edward Anhalt (written by)
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Release Date:
10 October 1967 (Japan) See more »
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Wyatt Earp - hero with a badge or cold-blooded killer? See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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James Garner Passes Away at Age 86
 (From MovieWeb. 21 July 2014, 7:06 AM, PDT)

James Garner, Iconic Actor and 'Rockford Files' Star, Dead at 86
 (From Rolling Stone. 20 July 2014, 8:50 AM, PDT)

R.I.P. James Garner
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Great Western...... Underrated. See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Garner ... Wyatt Earp

Jason Robards ... Doc Holliday

Robert Ryan ... Ike Clanton

Albert Salmi ... Octavius Roy

Charles Aidman ... Horace Sullivan
Steve Ihnat ... Andy Warshaw

Michael Tolan ... Pete Spence

William Windom ... Texas Jack Vermillion
Lonny Chapman ... Turkey Creek Johnson
Larry Gates ... John P. Clum

William Schallert ... Judge Herman Spicer
Bill Fletcher ... County Sheriff Jimmy Bryan

Karl Swenson ... Dr. Charles Goodfellow
Austin Willis ... Anson Safford

Monte Markham ... Tucson Sheriff Sherman McMasters

Richard Bull ... Thomas Fitch

Sam Melville ... Morgan Earp
Frank Converse ... Marshal Virgil Earp

Jon Voight ... Curly Bill Brocius
Robert Phillips ... Frank Stilwell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Anhalt ... Denver Doctor (uncredited)
Walter Gregg ... Billy Clanton (uncredited)
David Perna ... Frank McLowery (uncredited)
Jorge Russek ... Deputy Latigo (uncredited)
Jim Sheppard ... Tom McLowery (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Sturges 
 
Writing credits
Edward Anhalt (written by)

Produced by
John Sturges .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Ybarra  (as Alfred C. Ybarra)
 
Set Decoration by
Rafael Suárez  (as Rafael Suarez)
 
Makeup Department
Charles Blackman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nate H. Edwards .... production manager
Jack Lacey .... unit production manager
Allen K. Wood .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Thomas J. Schmidt .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe LaBella .... property
William Maldonado .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Jesús González Gancy .... sound (as Jesus Gonzalez Gancy)
Frank E. Warner .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Sass Bedig .... special effects
 
Stunts
Roydon Clark .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
David Perna .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Sheppard .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gordon T. Dawson .... wardrobe (as Gordon Dawson)
 
Editorial Department
Jorge Azcárate .... assistant editor (as Jorge Azcarate)
 
Music Department
Richard Carruth .... music editor
David Tamkin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Franco .... script supervisor
'Chema' Hernandez .... head wrangler: Mexico (uncredited)
 
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100 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Prior to production, United Artists had made it quite clear to director John Sturges that none of the primary roles were to be filled by the actors who played the same characters in Sturges' previous Wyatt Earp film, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). Wanting to distinguish this film from the previous one, they demanded different actors be cast in the roles. However, Sturges believed that the roles of Virgil and Morgan Earp from the previous film were small enough that the same actors who played them could do it again without harming the film's uniqueness. The studio agreed and allowed Sturges to cast John Hudson (Virgil Earp) and DeForest Kelley (Morgan Earp). Unfortunately, Hudson had retired from acting in the early '60s and was unwilling to do the role. Kelley, on the other hand, was currently working on the TV series "Star Trek" (1966) and was unable to break away to play Morgan Earp. Thus, both Earp brothers were recast. (Kelley's Star Trek later paid homage to this movie in "Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun (#3.6)" (1968).)See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: About 67 minutes in, when Wyatt Earp shoots the bottle of whisky, recently purchased and wrapped in brown paper, that Doc Holliday carries, the sound is of an empty bottle shattering, not a full one. Also, such a shot would make the bottle explode with considerable force, yet there is no trace of liquid or any shards of glass to be found anywhere.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[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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Version of Tombstone (1993)See more »

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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Great Western...... Underrated., 27 February 2005
Author: mike-1730 from United Kingdom

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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