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Hour of the Gun -- James Garner plays legendary Wyatt Earp in director John Sturges' hard-hitting, historically accurate account of the famed Tombstone gunfight's bloody aftermath.  Jon Voight makes his film debut.

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Edward Anhalt (written by)
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Release Date:
1967 (UK) 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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Great film, bad timing. See more (38 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 ... Herman Spicer
Bill Fletcher ... Jimmy Bryan

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

Monte Markham ... Sherman McMasters

Richard Bull ... Thomas Fitch

Sam Melville ... Morgan Earp
Frank Converse ... 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)

Wilhelm Von Hohenzollern ... John Peters Ringo,Johnny Ringo (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)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Terry K. Meade .... assistant camera (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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Runtime:
100 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2007) (2014) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
In spite of the fact that he was ten years James Garner's junior, Frank Converse played his elder brother.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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38 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Great film, bad timing., 10 July 2004
Author: lloyd7202003 from Texas

Hour of the Gun is a superb western with a top-notch cast and a most memorable musical score. So why was it a box-office flop? Unfortunately it came along at a time when westerns were on their way out, no longer fashionable. The hour of the "ridiculous gun" had arrived. Westerns were soon replaced with parodies of westerns such as Support Your Local Sheriff, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, etc. Fun movies to be sure, but the cynicism which had begun to take hold in America in 1967 and made them hits was a death knell for serious films about the old west. For me, Hour of the Gun has stood the test of time. It's as absorbing now as when I first saw it. If it were re-released today, would it succeed at the box office? Probably not. Although the cynicism of 1967 is gone, it has been replaced by male-bashing. This film is strictly for guys. There's no female lead character or even a minor one. No wonder Hour of the Gun is still consigned to the rotten tomatoes bin. Although it's a darn good movie, its "hour" may never come, at least not in our lifetime.

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