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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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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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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.


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.


Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You got some kind of plan?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: I have.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: Want to tell me about it?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: We take whoever gets in our way.
Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday: You call that a plan?
Wyatt Earp (Tombstone city marshal: You got a better one?


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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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