Wichita (1955)

Filmed around the same time as Gunfight at the OK Corral, Wichita is a more modest--and to some, more entertaining--slant on the Wyatt Earp legend. Joel McCrea does his usual smooth, underplayed job as Earp, who aims to bring law and order… More

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Release Date: March 23, 2009
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This superb Western, one of the best ever made, is not only enjoyable but is thought-provoking.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Rich, wonderful Western excels at story telling and visual style.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Wichita is a fascinating and masterful achievement.

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Stella Dallas
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… More
jay nixon
Ordinary western with cast of familiar faces.