In this classic Western about Wyatt Earp, Joel McCrea accepts the dangerous job as law enforcement officer in the wild settlement of Wichita in 1874.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 21 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 23, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 7


User Ratings: 358
Rating: A+ -- This superb Western, one of the best ever made, is not only enjoyable but is thought-provoking. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jun 20, 2005
Rich, wonderful Western excels at story telling and visual style. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Jul 6, 2010
Jacques Tourneur's first and best film in CinemaScope is also one of his strangest westerns. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jun 25, 2005
Despite a collage of wide-angle shots scanning the open range, Wichita's first act feels strangely cramped, establishing the close proximity between Wyatt's sturdy stoicism and the cowboy's aimless volatility. Full Review
House Next Door
Mar 4, 2011
Daniel Ullman's script turns backroom political dealings into high drama; Tourneur's poised and lyrical direction elevates it to a sort of secular scripture.
New Yorker
Mar 25, 2013
Wichita is a fascinating and masterful achievement. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Apr 17, 2009
WICHITA is given pleasing complexity by Tourneur's attention to the unexpected detail.
Sight and Sound
Jul 1, 2011

Description by OLDIES.com:

An all-star cast headed by Joel McCrea ("The Virginian," "Foreign Correspondent") is featured in this classic Western about Wyatt Earp, who concedes to the pleas of the town leaders and accepts the dangerous job as law enforcement officer in the wild settlement of Wichita in 1874. Always a popular story, particularly with the recent theatrical pictures, "Tombstone" and "Wyatt Earp."

Product Description:

Filmed around the same time as GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL, WICHITA is a more modest--and to some, more entertaining--slant on the Wyatt Earp legend. Joel McCrea does his usual smooth, underplayed job as Earp, who aims to bring law and order to the wide-open cow town of Wichita. His least popular move is to take away the guns of everyone in town, no matter how important. Only when town banker McCoy (Walter Coy) is hit with a personal tragedy does Earp's no-guns edict begin to make sense. Linking the episodic storyline is an offscreen ballad, sung HIGH NOON style by Tex Ritter. Interestingly, Joel McCrea would later star in the 1959 TV western WICHITA TOWN--though not, of course, as Wyatt Earp (Hugh O'Brien was busy with that character on another network!)


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witchita Movie Lover: from ROWVILLE MELBOURNE, VICTORIA AU -- January, 5, 2015

this is an excellent western movie with very good
actors and actresses in it and also it has a very good story behind it

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