Wichita (1955)

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    • Wichita (1955)

      WICHITA

      DIRECTED BY JACQUES TOURNEUR
      PRODUCED BY RICHARD V. HEERMANCE/ WALTER MIRISCH
      ALLIED ARTISTS PICTURES



      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas

      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Ex-Buffalo Hunter and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp
      arrives in the lawless cattle town of Wichita Kansas.
      His skill as a gunfighter make him a perfect candidate for Marshal
      but he refuses the job until he feels morally obligated
      to bring law and order to this wild town.
      Written by Losman

      Full Cast
      Joel McCrea ... Wyatt Earp
      Vera Miles ... Laurie McCoy
      Lloyd Bridges ... Gyp Clements
      Wallace Ford ... Arthur Whiteside
      Edgar Buchanan ... Doc Black
      Peter Graves ... Morgan
      Keith Larsen ... Bat Masterson
      Carl Benton Reid ... Mayor Andrew Hope
      John Smith ... Jim
      Walter Coy ... Sam McCoy
      Robert J. Wilke ... Ben Thompson (as Robert Wilke)
      Jack Elam ... Al
      Mae Clarke ... Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McCoy
      Walter Sande ... Clint Wallace
      Gertrude Astor ... Townswoman (uncredited)
      Rayford Barnes ... Hal Clements (uncredited)
      Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman (uncredited)
      Frank Hagney ... Barfly / Lookout (uncredited)
      Mary Alan Hokanson ... Townswoman (uncredited)
      I. Stanford Jolley ... John Stanton, Town Councilman (uncredited)
      Rory Mallinson ... Robber #3 (uncredited)
      Kermit Maynard ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
      William Newell ... Bartender (uncredited)
      Sam Peckinpah ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
      Robert Swan ... Robber #2 (uncredited)
      Gene Wesson ... First Robber (uncredited)
      Henry Wills ... Cowpuncher (uncredited)
      Al Wyatt Sr. ... Cowpuncher (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Daniel B. Ullman (story and screenplay)

      Original Music
      Hans J. Salter

      Cinematography
      Harold Lipstein

      Trivia
      Sam Peckinpah, plays a bit part as a bank teller in this picture

      Tex Ritter sings a nice title song over the credits.

      Filming Locations
      Santa Clarita, California, USA
      California, USA
      Melody Ranch - 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA
      Monogram/Allied Artists Studios - 1725 Fleming Street, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Wichita (1955)

      Wichita a 1955 Western movie directed by Jacques Tourneur.
      The film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Outdoor Drama.
      Starring Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges
      Wallace Ford ,Edgar Buchanan, Peter Graves



      User Review
      16 August 2005 | by bkoganbing (Buffalo, New York)

      The same year that Wichita came out, 1955, the TV series about Wyatt Earp debuted with that famous theme song, "Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp, brave courageous and bold." And certainly Hugh O'Brian was all these things in that series.

      But the western hero that fit all those virtues was certainly Joel McCrea. After portraying Buffalo Bill Cody in the way Cody would have liked to have been remembered it was only natural that Wyatt Earp be done the same way.

      Wichita was the first town that Earp had a job in law enforcement and he was there one year, 1875-1876. Wichita is purportedly the story of that year and how he cleaned up the town and made law and order function in Wichita. It's certainly all been done before, but the story is in the hands of a capable cast.

      Particularly to watch is the double dealing role that Edgar Buchanan has and how a bad case of mistaken identity costs him dearly.

      Tex Ritter sings a nice title song over the credits and while it didn't exactly have the impact that his same efforts had in High Noon, it certainly sets the tone for this film as well. After all back in the day Tex made a western or three.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 1 time, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Wichita (1955)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Wichita a 1955 Western movie directed by Jacques Tourneur.
      The film won a Golden Globe Award for Best Outdoor Drama.
      Starring Joel McCrea, Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges
      Wallace Ford ,Edgar Buchanan, Peter Graves


      User Review


      Nice post, thanks.....goes on my list. KP Will be very interesting to see that combination of actors in the same movie!
    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Wichita (1955)

      Kermit Maynard .... stunts (uncredited) Alex Sharp .... stunts (uncredited) Calvin Spencer .... stunts (uncredited) Henry Wills .... stunts (uncredited) Al Wyatt Sr. .... stunts (uncredited
      Not familiar with all these guys....have to check them out.

      KP


      ethanedwards wrote:

      WICHITA

      DIRECTED BY JACQUES TOURNEUR
      PRODUCED BY RICHARD V. HEERMANCE/ WALTER MIRISCH
      ALLIED ARTISTS PICTURES

      ..

      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Ex-Buffalo Hunter and entrepreneur Wyatt Earp
      arrives in the lawless cattle town of Wichita Kansas.
      His skill as a gunfighter make him a perfect candidate for Marshal
      but he refuses the job until he feels morally obligated
      to bring law and order to this wild town.
      Written by Losman

      Full Cast
      Joel McCrea ... Wyatt Earp
      Vera Miles ... Laurie McCoy
      Lloyd Bridges ... Gyp Clements
      Wallace Ford ... Arthur Whiteside
      Edgar Buchanan ... Doc Black
      Peter Graves ... Morgan
      Keith Larsen ... Bat Masterson
      Carl Benton Reid ... Mayor Andrew Hope
      John Smith ... Jim
      Walter Coy ... Sam McCoy
      Robert J. Wilke ... Ben Thompson (as Robert Wilke)
      Jack Elam ... Al
      Mae Clarke ... Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McCoy
      Walter Sande ... Clint Wallace
      Gertrude Astor ... Townswoman (uncredited)
      Rayford Barnes ... Hal Clements (uncredited)
      Franklyn Farnum ... Townsman (uncredited)
      Frank Hagney ... Barfly / Lookout (uncredited)
      Mary Alan Hokanson ... Townswoman (uncredited)
      I. Stanford Jolley ... John Stanton, Town Councilman (uncredited)
      Rory Mallinson ... Robber #3 (uncredited)
      Kermit Maynard ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
      William Newell ... Bartender (uncredited)
      Sam Peckinpah ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
      Robert Swan ... Robber #2 (uncredited)
      Gene Wesson ... First Robber (uncredited)
      Henry Wills ... Cowpuncher (uncredited)
      Al Wyatt Sr. ... Cowpuncher (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Daniel B. Ullman (story and screenplay)

      Original Music
      Hans J. Salter

      Cinematography
      Harold Lipstein

      Trivia
      Sam Peckinpah, plays a bit part as a bank teller in this picture

      Tex Ritter sings a nice title song over the credits.

      Filming Locations
      Santa Clarita, California, USA
      California, USA
      Melody Ranch - 24715 Oak Creek Avenue, Newhall, California, USA
      Monogram/Allied Artists Studios - 1725 Fleming Street, Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Wichita (1955)

      Hi

      One of my favourite early 50s westerns. Joel Mcrea rarely made a bad film a very good actor.

      Interesting to see that Kermit Maynard did the stunts he was of course the brother of the western star Tom Maynard.

      Regards

      Arthur
      Walk Tall - Talk Low

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