Wyatt Earp is the most legendary lawman of the Old West, and his exploits have been celebrated in countless movies, from Walter Huston in LAW AND ORDER (1931) to Henry Fonda in MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) and Burt Lancaster in GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL (1957). In WICHITA, Earp is
portrayed by McCrea and is hired by the town elders to bring some law and order to the wide-open cow town. His first act is to ban all guns within the city limits (a move that does not endear him to anyone), but after Clarke, the wife of the local banker, is killed, the townsfolk go along with
him. Eventually peace settles on the town after McCrea gets rid of Buchanan, the local outlaw ...