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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 starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

Director:

John Sturges

Writer:

Edward Anhalt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Bill Fletcher ... Jimmy Bryan
Karl Swenson ... Dr. Charles Goodfellow
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Anson Safford
Monte Markham ... Sherman McMasters
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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 starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.

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Wyatt Earp - hero with a badge or cold-blooded killer? See more »

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Western

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Trivia

Although Robert Ryan was fifty-seven-years-old at the time that the film was made, Ike Clanton was only thirty-four-years-old in 1881 to 1882 and had a nineteen-year-old brother, Billy Clanton, who was killed in the shootout. See more »

Goofs

The three axle trucks on the Southern Pacific railroad passenger cars are of a design not seen until at least 1905. Much later than the time of this story. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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

Connections

Version of Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die (1942) See more »

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I can't understand why this isn't more popular.
25 April 2000 | by rc223See all my reviews

Sturges' sequel to Gunfight at the OK Coral is in some ways a better film with a less predictable (obviously) storyline transformed into a bitter tale of vengeance. James Garner isn't his usually laid back self as an increasingly disillusioned Wyatt Earp while Jason Robards catches the acting honours as a Jimmy Cricket-style Doc Holiday. Clever, moody, well made. (8/10)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Law and Tombstone See more »

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Budget:

$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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