Wichita Reviews

  • Feb 10, 2019

    Wichita is atop the top-shelf Westerns.

    Wichita is atop the top-shelf Westerns.

  • Nov 06, 2018

    Wichita is an amazing film. It is about Wyatt Earp who reluctantly accepts the Marshal's job after noticing the total lawlessness in Wichita in 1874. Joel McCrea and Vera Miles give fantastic performances. The screenplay is good but a little slow in places. Jacques Tourneur did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure. Wichita is a must see.

    Wichita is an amazing film. It is about Wyatt Earp who reluctantly accepts the Marshal's job after noticing the total lawlessness in Wichita in 1874. Joel McCrea and Vera Miles give fantastic performances. The screenplay is good but a little slow in places. Jacques Tourneur did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the adventure. Wichita is a must see.

  • Oct 29, 2018

    You have to laugh how critics love a movie that the audience did not like. This movie was a disgrace to Wyatt Earp's name.

    You have to laugh how critics love a movie that the audience did not like. This movie was a disgrace to Wyatt Earp's name.

  • Dec 04, 2015

    When Joel McCrea's Wyatt Earp decides to ban all guns from Wichita after the accidental shooting of a 5-year old boy, the resonances with current events in the USA were impossible to ignore. But, despite the ban, the gun-toting ruffians kept on coming, gunning for Earp because they couldn't stand being controlled. Moreover, the town's self-appointed chamber of commerce also thinks guns are good for business and that a little violence is a necessary side effect of a healthy economy. Another random shooting, a contract for murder, and some shootings in the street (often by Earp, prosecuting the law his own way) are necessary before the town begins to feel that law and order are the way to go. How many more deaths will it take in the US before guns get banned? True, we might not be able to trust some of those allowed to carry guns (such as Earp - although McCrea plays him as squeaky clean, if a little too ready to back up his words with bullets) but the alternative seems to be gunfights in schools, movie theatres, colleges, and every other damn public place. In Cinemascope with excellent direction by Jacques Tourneur.

    When Joel McCrea's Wyatt Earp decides to ban all guns from Wichita after the accidental shooting of a 5-year old boy, the resonances with current events in the USA were impossible to ignore. But, despite the ban, the gun-toting ruffians kept on coming, gunning for Earp because they couldn't stand being controlled. Moreover, the town's self-appointed chamber of commerce also thinks guns are good for business and that a little violence is a necessary side effect of a healthy economy. Another random shooting, a contract for murder, and some shootings in the street (often by Earp, prosecuting the law his own way) are necessary before the town begins to feel that law and order are the way to go. How many more deaths will it take in the US before guns get banned? True, we might not be able to trust some of those allowed to carry guns (such as Earp - although McCrea plays him as squeaky clean, if a little too ready to back up his words with bullets) but the alternative seems to be gunfights in schools, movie theatres, colleges, and every other damn public place. In Cinemascope with excellent direction by Jacques Tourneur.

  • Nov 04, 2015

    another good western on the chronicles of Wyatt Earp before going to Dodge City. good cast and nice horses to.

    another good western on the chronicles of Wyatt Earp before going to Dodge City. good cast and nice horses to.

  • Aug 22, 2015

    A little too stiff and contrived, but I did enjoy this different take on a younger Wyatt Earp.

    A little too stiff and contrived, but I did enjoy this different take on a younger Wyatt Earp.

  • Nov 26, 2014

    Joel McCrea's depiction of Wyatt Earp is tough and domineering, and of course righteous on the side of justice. This is a fictional account in Wichita with a fairly ordinary storyline of those with most to lose resisting the law and order he brings, however it's decent enough entertainment and McCrea is solid.

    Joel McCrea's depiction of Wyatt Earp is tough and domineering, and of course righteous on the side of justice. This is a fictional account in Wichita with a fairly ordinary storyline of those with most to lose resisting the law and order he brings, however it's decent enough entertainment and McCrea is solid.

  • Dec 23, 2013

    Wyatt Earp shows up in Wichita to open shop, but ends up the marshall and cleans up the town instead. Joel McCrea is is usual understated self and does a nice job portraying Earp. Jacques Tourneur directed they film with less style than usual, but the action is still quite good, as is the cast, which more than makes up for the fairly routine story. Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford, Peter Graves, Edgar Buchanan and Jack Elam also appear in the film.

    Wyatt Earp shows up in Wichita to open shop, but ends up the marshall and cleans up the town instead. Joel McCrea is is usual understated self and does a nice job portraying Earp. Jacques Tourneur directed they film with less style than usual, but the action is still quite good, as is the cast, which more than makes up for the fairly routine story. Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford, Peter Graves, Edgar Buchanan and Jack Elam also appear in the film.

  • Sep 29, 2013

    131019: Everybody was just a little too serious in this film. Felt no love.

    131019: Everybody was just a little too serious in this film. Felt no love.

  • Sep 27, 2013

    Classic and awesome.

    Classic and awesome.