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Hour of the Gun (1967)

Hour of the Gun (1967)

Released: 1967
Genre: Genre, Western
Director: John Sturges
Starring: Robert Ryan, Jason Robards, James Garner, ,
Run time: 100 min
IMDb: 6.7/10
Country: USA
Views: 84318

Synopsis

Storyline:
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.
User Reviews: Here is yet another Wyatt Earp story. I wasn’t aware of this version until early in the summer of 2005. I thought I had seen them all. Judging by the amount of reviews in here, I wasn’t alone in not knowing about this film. I am glad I got it, but It was just okay; nothing special.

None of the three top characters: James Garner as Earp, Jason Robards as "Doc Holliday" or Robert Ryan as "Ike Clanton" can match up to their best of their counterparts in other Earp films…..but they were still pretty good and certainly three famous actors. The only one who might have been a little out of place was Robards, who played a little too subdued "Doc."

Still, the similarities are there in all the Earp movie versions including this one: the gunfight at the OK Corral, the courtroom trials, the train scene near the end, Holliday’s illness, etc. One thing missing from this is any love interest, which actually was nice to have left out for once.

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