WYATT EARP, WYATT EARP — BRAVE, COURAGEOUS AND BOLD…. Yippee! Another great classic TV western series has got off the ground. Hugh O’Brian has appeared in many movies since the early 1950s, often playing the bad guy, but this series is doubtless what he will be remembered for — as the legendary Marshall Wyatt Earp. It ran for six seasons between 1955 and 1961 and there were 226 episodes in all. The good news is that all six seasons will eventually be released. There are 35 episodes here, each lasting around 25 minutes and they have been digitally…
Although dated and glossed up, entertaining and in essence … Although dated and glossed up, entertaining and in essence sticks surprisingly (for its era) close to the sequence of events as they are understood to have happened. The gunfight at the OK Corral was portrayed closer to what happened than either of the films “My Darling Clementine” or “Gunfight at the OK Corral”.
A Western Hero Not always historically accurate but a well written and entertaining series. Hugh O’Brian is excellent as Wyatt Earp and his occasional flashes of violence and temper add a note of realism to a law officer under pressure in a lawless frontier town. The picture quality. is for the most part good but I had trouble loading Disc 2 which vibrated noisily in my DVD player – maybe I was just unlucky. This is certainly one of the better western series and if you are a fan of the genre you don’t want to…
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