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as Wyatt Earp
as Doc Black
as Morgan Earp
as Bat Masterson
as Jim Earp
as Ben Thompson
as Mrs. McCoy
as first Robber
as Hal Clements
Critic Reviews for Wichita
Daniel Ullman's script turns backroom political dealings into high drama; Tourneur's poised and lyrical direction elevates it to a sort of secular scripture.
Audience Reviews for Wichita
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
Tombstone is the definitive Wyatt Earp film, but this one's no slouch. It's all the better when considering it came from an era of cookie-cutter westerns being churned out left and right.
A nice little Wyatt Earp tale reminiscent of the old pulp westerns. Just a man layin down the law. A bit of an anticlimax at the end, but all in all, an enjoyable time.
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