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Yugoslavian Movie Herald for "Wichita"
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Yugoslavian (Bosnian) movie herald (advertising brochure) for "Wichita" (Allied Artists 1955). Four pages, 4½x6½ inches (one 8x6½-inch sheet of paper folded in half).

Joel McCrea stars as Marshal Wyatt Earp, and Gene Autry's Melody Ranch in Placerita Canyon stars as the title city.

In the former Yugoslavia, the film was distributed by Zeta Film of Budva, a town on the Adriatic Sea in the current country of Montenego. Zeta Film is probably responsible for this herald.



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"Wichita" (Allied Artists 1955) is directed by Jacques Tourneur and produced by Walter Mirisch. Credited players include Vera Miles, Lloyd Bridges, Wallace Ford, Edgar Buchanan, Peter Graves, Keith Larsen, Carl Benton Reid, John Smith, Walter Coy, Robert J. Wilke, Jack Elam, Mae Clarke and Walter Sande.

Some interiors were filmed at Monogram/Allied Artists' Poverty Row studio in East Hollywood.

Trivia: Peter Graves is the brother of James Arness, aka Marshal Matt Dillon of the long-running "Gunsmoke" TV series, which shot in part at Melody Ranch.

Kermit Maynard, Ken's stuntman brother, has a bit part in this film, as does a young Sam Peckinpah, who went on to become a hard-boiled producer. In fact, Peckinpah would direct McCrea and another old Melody Ranch "regular," Randolph Scott, in 1962's "Ride the High Country" (which was not shot locally).

In 2009, McCrea (1905-1990) was inducted posthumously into the Newhall Walk of Western Stars.


LW2970: 9600 dpi jpeg from original herald purchased 2017 by Leon Worden form a seller in Zagreb.
WICHITA (1955)
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