Wichita (1955)

In this western, almost-mythical lawman Wyatt Earp is hired to bring peace and justice to a wild, wooly cattle town. First Earp bans the possession of firearms within the city limits. This makes him most unpopular until the banker's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 3, 1955
DVD 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.