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Wichita (1955)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 3 January 1956 (Italy)
In 1874, after noticing the total lawlessness in Wichita, Wyatt Earp reluctantly accepts the Marshal's job and runs into the worst local troublemakers.

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Wyatt Earp
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Laurie McCoy
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Gyp Clements
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Arthur Whiteside
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Doc Black
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Morgan Earp
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Mayor Andrew Hope
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Jim Earp
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Sam McCoy
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Ben Thompson (as Robert Wilke)
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Clint Wallace
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Former buffalo hunter and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp arrives in the lawless cattle town of Wichita Kansas. His skill as a gun-fighter make him a perfect candidate for Marshal but he refuses the job until he feels morally obligated to bring law and order to this wild town. Written by Losman <losman@express-news.net>

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In the tradition of western giants...the unforgettable story of Wyatt Earp! (original poster) See more »

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Romance | Western

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3 January 1956 (Italy)  »

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$2,400,000, 31 December 1955
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(Western Electric Recording)

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2.55 : 1
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This was Allied Artists' first release in CinemaScope. See more »

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When the cowboys are shooting up the town a streetlight in the foreground is shot out. It's not a gaslamp, but contains an incandescent light bulb, despite it not being invented yet. See more »

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Featured in The First Texan (1956) See more »

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Wichita
Music by Hans J. Salter (as Hans Salter)
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Tex Ritter
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Wyatt Earp meant law and order but no business. Worth seeing

The people of Wichita want it to become a boom town, a place to sell cattle, served by the railroad, and where the cowboys come to spend their money in the saloons. So what is the last thing they should do? To make Wyatt Earp the Marshal. But that is exactly what they end up doing when the cowboys get too drunk, start shooting aimlessly and kill a boy (named Michael Jackson!!) Wyatt(Joel McCrea) arrests some of them and forbids the use of firearms. Bat Masterson is also there to help him. Jacques Tourneur knew how to give an extra touch to what could be an average western, which also has some remarkable actors like Lloyd Bridges, Edgar Buchanan and the eternal bad guy, Jack Elam. There is a great scene when Wyatt first shows up, almost a dot at the top of the hill. A western worth seeing.


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