Hour of the Gun

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Sturges' sequel to his own Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, written by Edward Anhalt and shot in Panavision by Lucien Ballard, is a notable addition to the run of Wyatt Earp movies chiefly for its unexpected bitterness of tone. Garner's lawman leaves the moral high ground to seek hot-blooded revenge for the murder of his brothers by henchmen working for Ryan's Ike Clanton. Classic opening gunfight and first-rate performances from Garner, and from Robards as the tubercular, laconically resigned Doc Holliday. A determinedly old-style Western, made two years before Peckinpah shook things up with The Wild Bunch.

By: TJ


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

John Sturges
Edward Anhalt
James Garner
Jason Robards
Robert Ryan
Steve Ihnat
Frank Converse
Albert Salmi
Jon Voight
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