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Hour of the Gun
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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
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James Garner, Iconic Actor and 'Rockford Files' Star, Dead at 86
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R.I.P. James Garner
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Flawed Western, but worth a look. 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)

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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Doc claims to have killed men as a soldier between 1861 and 1865, but John Holliday was only 14 at the end of that time period, making him too young to be in the army. This inaccurate statement may be deliberate within the film, as Holliday often told lies to bolster his image (e.g. that he learned dentistry at Johns Hopkins University) because he wanted to conceal a shameful past.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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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Flawed Western, but worth a look., 10 December 2000
Author: haristas from USA

"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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