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Completely Hopeless Hour of the Gun
Living close to Tombstone and having access to several well researched books about the Earps, Clantons, Doc. Holiday and the rest of the so called Cowboys of that era, it is immediately evident that this movie is completely and painfully wrong. From the first scenes of the shootout, a place I have seen in Tombstone, the horrible choice for the graveyard which is in no way similar to the actual graveyard, this brutally poor excuse for a factual movie goes down the road getting one thing after another totally wrong. I quit counting characters the movie got wrong, including the misspelling of the McClaureys, the events after the shooting and the eventual finish of the Clantons and the Cowboys. I would not be so hard on this film it it hadn't touted itself as factual. In reality, this movie may have as few facts right as any of the Tombstone movies before or since, not counting, of course, Wyatt Earp with Kevin Cosner, and the superb Tombstone with Kirk Russell and Val Kilmer. This thing, sadly, is just horribly painful to watch. A person would get more out of Support Your Local Sheriff.
history can be slicker than moustache wax.
john sturges thought a story .. about wyatt earp.. really trying to tell the exact facts ..would be interesting. I am not sure about the exact nature of the story. I imagine mister sturges had to go a fictional route with some things. someone who really knows the events is better to say how right he got it. years later..mister sturges would pretty much say.. it appeared he was wrong about the mood of the people. considering how some history projects for entertainment and education are done ..he may have had the right idea at the wrong time. the casting was fine. the professional manner of the work is respectable. I would hope that some people might think of this as a product that took a step in trying to remove myth from reality in regarding the old west.. and this was done by a director in Hollywood..an entity ragged on constantly.. for not being true to facts. enough of that.. on to moustache talk. james garner had a nice moustache.. Jason robards did too. you know.. when Hollywood goes to the well.. again.. and they will.. go to a different source instead. science fiction blended with a switch. old west with alien /futuristic stuff too. have a woman play wyatt earp . hey.. if they are doing an ocean 8 movie with women..i know my idea does not suck. just get a plastic mold of the moustache of burt Reynolds.. get the best I say..emma stone.. plays the female earp..boom ..everybody wins.. except history.. or john sturges. well.. he can get a credit and history is a story told from a point of view.. normally with facts.. guess they do that for fun and money.
hour of the gun
- kevin sellers
In general, I'm not a fan of films which feature Garner without humor. "Great Escape" is a partial exception. This isn't.
Hour of the Gun (1967)
- Jay Higgins
Great cast in a very slow moving western. It does have its rewarding moments though. The production is fine and it's well photographed. Fair period detail but lavish art direction. Check out a very young Jon Voight.
Doc Holliday, where are you?
- Ken B
One of the great characters in Old West history, the role of doc Holliday has been played by a number of great actors (Val Kilmer, Kirk Douglas), but none better than Jason Robards in this movie. Please fix your cast listing to include the movie's #2 role!
I love any movie James Garner is in. He is one great actor and his "looks" fit the part, "any" part! But, where is Jason Robards Jr., in the cast lineup? Is there a particular reason his name is not listed? Notice that this movie contains a fairly impressive All-Star cast. This re-telling is worthy of viewing, if for nothing else, for the fine direction and cast.