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Hour of the Gun (1967) was a Western - Drama Film directed by John Sturges and produced by John Sturges.

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Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967)

By Laura Grieve on Aug 30, 2021 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Western RoundUp: Hour of the Gun (1967) It’s been a few months since I devoted a Western RoundUp column to a single film, so this month I’ll focus on my first-ever viewing of Hour of the Gun (1967). Hour of the Gun (1967) In doing so, I’m also returning to the topic of Wya... Read full article

Hour of the Gun: After the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

By Rick29 on Feb 20, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

James Garner as Wyatt Earp. A decade after directing the Western classic The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), director John Sturges returned to the Earp-Clanton saga with Hour of the Gun. In narrative terms, it's a sequel; indeed, the opening is the shoot-out at the famed corral in Tombstone, Ar... Read full article

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Ike Clanton: Get this through your heads. If this was the east, I could make law the way they do. But the best I can do out here is buy it.

John P. Clum: Wyatt, the law won't work when part of it is ignored because everyone is either bought off or terrified.
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: Then I'll enforce the part that does work!

Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: A man's life... for fifty dollars. I'm gonna give you a chance to make another fifty dolars.
Andy Warshaw: I don't want such a chance.
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: My men will stay back. I'm gonna count one, two, three. You can draw on two - I'll wait to three. If you get me, my boys won't bother you.

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Prior to production, United Artists had made it quite clear to director John Sturges that none of the primary roles were to be filled by the actors who played the same characters in Sturges' previous Wyatt Earp film, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Wanting to distinguish this film from the previous one, they demanded different actors be cast in the roles. However, Sturges believed that the roles of Virgil and Morgan Earp from the previous film were small enough that the same actors who played them could do it again without harming the film's uniqueness. The studio agreed and allowed Sturges to cast John Hudson (Virgil Earp) and DeForest Kelley (Morgan Earp). Unfortunately, Hudson had retired from acting in the early '60s and was unwilling to do the role. Kelley, on the other hand, was currently working on the TV series Star Trek and was unable to break away to play Morgan Earp. Thus, both Earp brothers were recast.
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