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Wichita(1955)

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  • Still pan and scan

    • Toe Knee
    • 8/22/15

    I watched "Wichita" tonight and, because of "pan and scan", could only anticipate how beautifully the film was originally shot in Cinemascope. Clearly, the folks who worked on this film (Jacques Tourneur, DP Harold Lipstein, Art Director Dave Milton) had a keen eye for color and composition. It's a real shame we can't see it in its original wide screen format.

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    • kevin sellers
    • 8/20/15

    I vehemently disagree with the previous reviewer. As a re-telling of the Wyatt Earp legend this film doesn't hold a Colt 45 to "My Darling Clementine," which is, for my dough, the best of them. First of all, you can't have Wyatt without Doc Holliday. The two simply go together, like doughnuts and coffee or good and evil. And second of all, if you are gonna jettison Doc, then don't replace him with a dull, preppie Bat Masterson, played by a dull preppie actor named Keith Larsen. (No surprise that this guy's career went nowhere.) Joel McCrea is decent, if a bit too "Thank you ma'am" sanitized, as Wyatt and there are a number of fine Western character actors doing good work, like Edgar Buchanan, Robert Wilkie, Walter Sande, Lloyd Bridges, and Wallace Ford. However, the sum total of this film adds up to "generic," with only the midnight shootout scene by the drunken cattlemen registering in the mind. Give it a C plus. P.S. Not that it really matters, but did Wyatt Earp even so much as set foot in Wichita? Always thought Dodge City was his preferred Kansas residence.

  • Action Western

    • lawrence
    • 12/19/13

    Fine western with exceptional acting by a great number of superb actors and great direction. One of the best Wyatt Earp movies ever made. Not to be missed if you like westerns with a bunch of action.

  • WARNING: PAN AND SCAN

    • MovieMaven
    • 9/27/13

    While WICHITA is listed as Cinemascope, it is in fact PANNED AND SCANNED. TCM: either fina a Cinemascope print or correct your listing. Thank you!

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