Wichita

1955

Wichita

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In this western, almost-mythical lawman Wyatt Earp is hired to bring peace and justice to a wild, wooly cattle town. First Earp bans the possession of firearms within the city limits. This makes him most unpopular until the banker's wife is shot and killed. The ploy works and the town becomes peaceful. Then Earp begins trying to oust the local outlaw leader. Mayhem ensues but justice prevails.

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Cast

Joel McCrea
as Wyatt Earp
Vera Miles
as Laurie
Wallace Ford
as Whiteside
Edgar Buchanan
as Doc Black
Peter Graves
as Morgan Earp
Keith Larsen
as Bat Masterson
John Smith
as Jim Earp
Walter Sande
as Wallace
Bob Wilke
as Ben Thompson
Mae Clarke
as Mrs. McCoy
Gene Wesson
as first Robber
Rayford Barnes
as Hal Clements
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Critic Reviews for Wichita

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Audience Reviews for Wichita

  • Mar 05, 2013
    bit of a run on westerns here. this lean and mean tourneur outing is the most badass i've ever seen from joel mccrea, playing wyatt earp (!) in no way historically accurate but who cares. tourneur's westerns are always a bit more complex than your average oater, see also 'canyon passage' and 'stranger on horseback'. gallop-by shootings and theme song by tex ritter
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2010
    Ordinary western with cast of familiar faces.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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