Hour of the Gun
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John Sturges directed this sequel to his Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which is more of a melancholy character study than an action Western. The Edward Anhalt screenplay (based on Douglas D. Martin's Tombstone's Epitaph) traces Wyatt Earp's (James Garner) moral decline from a lawman with high ideals to a mean-spirited vigilante bent on personal revenge. Ironically, Doc Holliday (Jason Robards), an admitted lawless gambler, reacts to Earp's vengeful turnabout by becoming the moral force that Earp has rejected. When Earp's brothers are killed by goons employed by Ike Clanton… More

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"Depicts folk-hero Wyatt Earp's moral decline from upstanding lawman to someone so filled with hatred that he's bent on personal revenge."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...marvelously entertaining performances..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Rewritten history (Wyatt Earp) is somber offering"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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