There's more life in any of this picture's shots than in all the shots of Ozu's "An Autumn Afternoon". I'm making this comparison because Sturges is a very unknown director and Ozu is so much famous (also, I watched "An Autumn Afternoon" recently and didn't like it). I really don't understand all that bullshit about Ozu's static shots: Sturge's shots, static or not, are as beautiful and true as shots can be.
The talent was a bit top heavy with Kirk and Burt in the lead roles, and the rest of the cast not so great. It also did that romance thing, which didn't seem essential to the story. I much preferred 'Hour of the Gun' because it was better focused.
>>> Un western hyper-classique qui rappelle étrangement par son scénario, "La poursuite infernale" et qui a gardé, malgré le temps un évident souffle épique et un remarquable dynamisme dans les scènes d'action. Pour conclure, le duo Lancaster/Douglas reste inoubliable. Il est vrai que John Sturges n'est pas le premier venu et qu'il donna ses lettres de noblesse, au genre...
Kirk Douglas does an awesome job as Doc Holiday.
Maybe it is not exactly historically accurate but, if you are into westerns, this movie should not be missed.
Another fantastically directed film by John Sturges.
I'm such a sucker for the BroMance that is Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday. This was wildly inaccurate but I'm over that kind of stuff if the movie is done right and this is pretty damn well done right. Kirk just won second place in my greatest docs on film.Now mind you I have NOT finished"DOC"yet so Keach may pass himHe was on that path. Anywho, Hopper is in this!Man he really spaned about every era eh?Gunfight is tits